Custer County has lifted the mandatory evacuation order for Yankee Fork. Residents in the area are now under a 48-hour pre-evacuation notice.
The road closure on the lower two miles of Yankee Fork was lifted Monday. Property owners and mine workers can now access Yankee Fork via Sunbeam. A Forest area closure is still in effect which prohibits entry by the general public.
The pilot car is still operating on Highway 75 between Lower Stanley and Peach Creek. Motorists are asked to not stop at any of the pull-outs through this 14-mile stretch. Pilot car operations will be evaluated on a daily basis depending on fire conditions.
A community meeting is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stanley Community Center.
For information on the closure area visit: www.fs.usda.gov/sawtooth and www.fs.usda.gov/scnf.