Warning, fake Fire Marshal trying to scam citizens
The Illinois Valley Fire District has received reports of someone identifying themselves as the "Fire Marshal."
This is a scam for possible looting.
These people are telling residents they need to evacuate immediately.
However, there are no mandatory evacuations of any residences in the Illinois Valley Fire District.
The only area of mandatory evacuation is the Illinois Valley Road that is within the US Forest Service boundary, approximately 6 miles up Illinois River Road.
Fire officials want to remind you that any information on evacuations will come from either the Citizens Alert System, the news media and/or the Sheriff's office or IVFD.