Announcement by Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton at 8:35am on Sept. 1st: "Residents on Nez Perce Road evacuated due to the Nelson Creek Fire can now return home under a Warning status. Residents should remain prepared to evacuate due to critical fire behavior. Great work by the Bitterroot National Forest and West Fork Ranger District firefighters and Type 3 team!"
Nez Perce Road is currently open at this time so motorists can now access the Magruder Road Corridor between Darby, MT and Elk City, ID. Please continue to check Inciweb throughout the weekend for the latest fire and closure information.