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Lolo Peak fire evacuation, shelter and donation information

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UPDATE

The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office has lifted the mandatory evacuation order from Tie Chute Lane north to West County Line Road. The area has been moved back into an evacuation warning status, and residents in that area only can move back into their homes.

Property owners on the north side of Tie Chute Lane can obtain resident permits at the Information tent at Florence Farmer's State Bank, in order to access their homes through the National Guard roadblock located at Tie Chute Lane and Florence Carlton Loop.


Here is a listing of the evacuation orders and warnings that are in place for residents of Missoula and Ravalli counties as a result of the Lolo Peak fire.

This story will be updated as conditions warrant.  


Mandatory evacuation orders

  • West of Florence Carlton Loop south to One Horse Creek Road

  • West of Highway 93 from One Horse Creek Road to Sweeney Creek Loop. Includes all residents on Sweeney Creek Loop north of -- and including -- Outback Road to include Woodtick Hollow, Sweeney Creek Trail, Upper Sweeney Creek Loop, Hill Drive, Koepplin Lane and Smith Fork.

  • Residents evacuated on Wednesday night on Beck Lane, Briarwood Lane and Lone Meadow Court can go to the roadblock at Beck Lane and Highway 93 to be escorted to their homes. 

  • Tie Chute area south
  • One Horse area
  • Elk Creek area
  • Mill Creek area

Pre-evacuation notices

  • Highway 12 from the intersection of Highway 93 to Lolo Creek Drive (approximately mile marker 27)
  • Highway 93 from the intersection of Highway 12 south to the Ravalli County line
  • The area between Highway 93 and Old Highway 93 (in Ravalli County)
  • Balsam Root Road
  • Folsom Road
  • Highland Road
  • North of West Carlton Creek Road and east of County Maintained Road Sign 
  • Tie Chute Lane north to West County Line Road

Resident entrance pass information

  • Ravalli County residents living on Old Highway 93 can obtain a resident permit from the Ravalli County Search and Rescue Command Van at Florence Farmer's State Bank.
  • Resident Permits are also available for home owners living on Florence Carlton Loop only.  Permits can only be obtained with proof of physical address of Florence Carlton Loop or Old Highway 93 at the Command Van at Florence Farmers State Bank. 

Shelter information

  • A Red Cross shelter for fire evacuees remains in place the University Congregational Church in Missoula.
  • The Town of Stevensville has offered Lewis and Clark Park for campers and trailers for evacuated people. Pool showers and restroom facilities are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information contact the Stevensville Town Hall during business hours at 777-5271 extension 4

Animal/livestock shelter information

  • Missoula Animal Control is coordinating the relocation of animals evacuated from the Lolo Peak fire. They can be reached at (406) 541-7387.
  • Horses and other livestock may be taken to the Big Sky Horse Park in Missoula. Call (406) 544-5915 for more information.
  • The Missoula County Fairgrounds is also taking animals in. To use this space, complete an application.
  • More information is available at (406) 721-3247. The phone will be answered between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. seven days a week.

Emergency notification information

  • Missoula County fire evacuees: (406) 258-4636
  • Ravalli County fire evacuees: (406) 375-4055. 
  • Ravalli County residents are urged to download the department’s free app to receive important fire updates.
  • Missoula County residents who want pinpoint warnings can sign on to the new “Alert Sense” system

Donation information

  • A gofundme account has been set up. All of the money will go directly through the 406 Family Aid Foundation.
  • Donations may also be dropped off at Farmer's Bank and should be made out to the Florence Civic Club.
  • Missoula Food Bank's hours for distribution are Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. They are also accepting food donations. MFB is collaborating with Missoula County wildfire response. Please call us at 406-549-0543 with any questions.
  • The Lolo Peak Brewery will be donating $1.00 of every pint sold through August 25 to the Lolo Peak Fire Fundraiser.
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