Beaver Creek Fire Information

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Here's the latest information on the Intermountain Gas system shutdowns in the Wood River Valley:

The Evacuation Order has currently been lifted from Treasure Lane north including Zinc Spur Subdivision. We could see other areas re-opened in the very near future.

Since Intermountain has completed its inspection and re-pressuring of the Treasure Lane and Zinc Spur areas, and relighting of the 113 gas customers in those areas has begun. Intermountain crews will perform relights until 10:00 PM. Those remaining will be scheduled for the next day. As a reminder, the following will be the relight process:

  • Intermountain personnel will canvass door-to-door to each customer premise, request entry to the residence or building, unlock and open the meter valve, and then relight and test each gas appliance at that customer's premise.
  • If Intermountain crews cannot gain entry into the premise for the relight process, that customer's meter valve will remain locked until entry can be made.
  • Intermountain crews will leave door-hangers with all pertinent information on any premise they can't gain entry to for relight. The IGC Customer Service phone number is 1-800-548-3679.
  • If returning customers find a door hanger left by Intermountain personnel, and the Intermountain personnel are still working the neighborhood, residents can alert the crews to come to their home for relighting.

    For absentee gas customers, entry to the premises may be attempted through property managers.

    When residents are allowed to safely return to their neighborhood only upon the lifting of the evacuation order will Intermountain will begin the relight process.

    Residents are advised to follow all evacuation orders issued by the Blaine County Sheriff's department and other State and Federal officials.

    Monday, August 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM
    As Beaver Creek fire conditions in the Hailey/Ketchum/Sun Valley area slowly improve, Intermountain Gas Company is preparing to curtail its shutdown of its gas system in those areas previously threatened by the blaze. The re-pressuring and relight process is as follows:
  • Intermountain crews will inspect and repair any of the gas system damaged by fire.
  • All gas customer meter valves at every customer premise in a shutdown area will be closed and locked by Intermountain personnel.
  • The gas mains and other equipment will then be purged, re-pressured, and tested for any leaks or other issues. Only upon satisfactory and safe completion of the re-pressuring of the gas mains, can the relight process begin.

When residents are allowed to safely return, only upon the lifting of the evacuation order, Intermountain will begin the relight process:

  • Intermountain personnel will go door-to-door to each customer premise, request entry to the residence or building, unlock and open the meter valve, and then relight and test each gas appliance at that customer's premise.
  • For absentee gas customers, entry to the premises may be attempted through property managers, or with a sheriff's escort. If Intermountain crews cannot gain entry into the premise for the relight process, that customer's meter valve will remain locked until entry can be made.
  • Intermountain crews will leave door-hangers with all pertinent information on any premise they can't gain entry to for relight.
  • Customers who have been allowed to return to homes or businesses can call Intermountain Gas customer service at 1-800-548-3679.
Currently, the shutdown includes all areas west of State Hwy 75 from Deer Creek Rd, NW of Hailey, northward to Owl Rock Road just south of the St. Luke's Wood River facility, on Aspen Lakes Drive, and on the west side of Hailey on West Bullion and Little Indio. Residents are advised to follow all evacuation orders issued by the Blaine County Sheriff's department and other State and Federal officials.

Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 1:55 PM
As a result of the Beaver Creek fire in the Hailey/Ketchum area, as a safety precaution Intermountain Gas Company has continued the shutdown of its natural gas system in those areas threatened by the blaze.

 

 

Currently, the shutdown includes all areas west of ID 75 from Deer Creek Rd, northwest of Hailey, northward to Owl Rock Road just south of the St. Luke’s Wood River facility, on Aspen Lakes Drive. Areas surrounding West Bullion and Little Indio have also been affected.  At this time, the shutdowns continue to impact about 420 gas customers.  Intermountain will update these announcements if further shutdowns are performed.

 

Intermountain Gas crews will begin inspecting the system and restoring natural gas service in the shutdown or evacuated areas when it’s safe to return.  Residents are advised to follow all evacuation orders issued by the Blaine County Sheriff’s department and other State and Federal officials.

Friday, August 16, 2013 at 5:30 pm
Intermountain Gas is currently purging and shutting down additional areas of the natural gas system due to the spread of the Beaver Creek fire. Natural gas service west of HWY 75 from Timber Lane south to Treasure Lane will be disrupted. A total of 322 locations have now been affected by the emergency procedure. Intermountain personnel continue to monitor the situation and will initiate additional service interruptions if necessary.Intermountain Gas is currently purging and shutting down additional areas of the natural gas system due to the spread of the Beaver Creek fire. Natural gas service west of HWY 75 from Timber Lane south to Treasure Lane will be disrupted. A total of 322 locations have now been affected by the emergency procedure. Intermountain personnel continue to monitor the situation and will initiate additional service interruptions if necessary.

Friday, August 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm
As a result of the wildfires in the area, the Intermountain Gas Company shutdown of its natural gas system in the Deer Creek Road area northwest of Hailey remains in place. Currently, the 33 gas customers on Greenhorn Road will remain off until the evacuated residents are allowed to return. Intermountain Gas personnel are monitoring the progress of the fire in all evacuated areas and will proceed with further emergency precautions and shutdown of natural gas service if the threat becomes imminent. Residents are advised to follow all evacuation orders issued by the Blaine County Sheriff’s department and other State and Federal officials.

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Due to a wildfire threatening homes in the Greenhorn Gulch area northwest of Hailey, Intermountain Gas Company has performed an emergency shutdown of its natural gas system. At this time, up to 93 gas customers in the area will lose natural gas service.

Once the evacuation has been lifted and it is safe to enter the area, Intermountain Gas crews will begin the process to restore service. Intermountain crews will go door-to-door to re-light the customers’ gas appliances and equipment. Additional personnel are on standby to be dispatched to the area if assistance is needed.