(Wenatchee, WA) There is good news for some residents who have been under Level III and II Evacuation status from the Canyons Fire. One hundred and twenty one homes in the Broadview subdivision and 37 homes in Sleepy Hollow Heights between Wenatchee and Monitor are having their evacuation status dropped to Level 1 due to diminished danger from the fires that threatened these neighborhoods earlier in the week.
POISON CANYON FIRE:
On the other hand, increased fire activity in the Mission Creek drainage has resulted in Level 2 Evacuation notices being ordered for 11 homes in Tripp Canyon. Chelan County Deputies are enroute to homes in this area to deliver these notices.
Level 1, 2, and 3 Evacuation Status is akin to a “Ready, Set, Go” level of evacuation notices with Level 1 asking residents to be ready to evacuate if conditions change, Level 2 means residents should be set to go at a moment’s notice, Level 3 means authorities are advising residents to evacuate because their homes are in imminent danger.
NEW PUBLIC INFORMATION NUMBER:
There is a new phone number for public (and media) information regarding the Wenatchee Complex Fires. It is 509-662-4438. Public Information Officers (PIOs) John Kruse and Susan Peterson will be rotating out of their positions today. Other PIOs will be available at this new number and are ready to assist you with questions you may have about this incident.