STANLEY, Idaho – Fire managers are urging some homeowners near the Halstead Fire to evacuate their homes. They sent out a recommendation Monday afternoon to the Custer County Sheriff’s Office. It says homes along Highway 75 from Joe’s Gulch to Sunbeam should be evacuated. That does not include Lower Stanley.
The dangers of the approaching wildfire are severe. There has been extreme fire behavior and downhill runs that have pushed the fire near Basin Creek. Residents are urged to prepare for the movement of persons with special needs, mobile property, pets and livestock.
The Halstead Fire is burning 18 miles northwest of Stanley.
There are two meeting this week for residents who live near the fire.
The first meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot at the Sunbeam Restaurant.
There is another meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Stanley Community Center.
The Halstead Fire is only 3 percent contained and burning close to 60,000 acres.
Highway 21 and Highway 75 are open. However, travelers should use caution due smoke and increased fire and heavy equipment traffic.