Fires

Warning issued for Valley County homes threatened by wildfire

About 25 people in Valley County homes were warned by the Sheriff’s Office on Thursday to prepare for evacuation near the Missouri Fire, a blaze that’s stretched to 1,194 acres.

The fire was last reported as having only 5 percent of its perimeter contained, after being ignited by lightning on July 15.

A Level 1 Ready evacuation order has been issued for the Edwardsburg and Big Creek areas by Valley County Sheriff Patti Bolen. This order is in effect until further notice.

The Level 1 is an alert to residents to be ready to evacuate if conditions worsen. It is not a mandatory evacuation. The subdivision that has been warned is made up of 32 homes, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Warren-Profile Gap Road, between Yellowpine and Edwardsburg and Big Creek roads, was closed Thursday. The southern closure is at the intersection of the Stibnite road (FS412) and Warren-Profile Gap road (FS340).

Access from Yellowpine to Stibnite is open.

No structures have burned and there have been no injuries reported.

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