Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725
Saturday, October 2, 2021, 8:45am: Haystack Fire Pre-Evacuation Update: The pre-evacuation status for those living south of the Boulder River, west of highway 69, and north of and including the Boulder Hot Springs has been lifted, effective immediately. We are grateful for the patient understanding of those living in the impacted area and the hard work of the firefighters that enable us to do so. Be aware that backfire operations on the fire, and the fire itself, will continue to produce heavy smoke at times, but the containment lines around Boulder are solid. Firefighters will also begin removing protective sprinklers and pumps in that area and on structures up the Little Boulder. The area closure around the fire will remain in place for some time. Please continue to follow the Haystack Fire Facebook page for more information.