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Canyon Fire has created new issues

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Canyon Fire has created new issues

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September 11, 2012

Wenatchee-Tuesday Morning-At the Northeast end of the fire is forcing  Broadview residents, and others to consider evacuating.  As of 8 a.m. today, 290 homes in the Wenatchee area had received some level of evacuation notice, said John Kruse, a fire spokesman. Of those, 68 were on Level 3 evacuation, meaning residents should leave their homes.  Of the 68 homes under Level 3 notice, 40 are up No. 1 Canyon, 27 are in the Westview and Westwick roads area, and one is up No. 2 Canyon, Kruse said.    Flames are within 300 yards of the first house in Broadview.  The North Central Washington region now issued over 700 evacuation notices.

Monday Night-The Canyon Fire has now joined the Peavine and Twin Peaks Fires.  Home in the number 2 Canyon above the Gun Club and Styies Canyon Road are under a level two evacuation as of last night.   Homes along number one canyon road west of Sage Hills Drive remain under a level three evacuation notice.   Residents between Surry Road and Sage Hills have been lowered to a level 2.

Wenatchee-Monday Night- The Wenatchee River Ranger District has about 50 fires that started as a result of a lightning storm that passed through the area Saturday night and Sunday morning. Firefighters are locating and suppressing the largest fires, along with those closest to residents and important infrastructure. Several smaller fires in the upper backcountry remain unstaffed.

The Wenatchee River Ranger District has about 50 fires that started as a result of a lightning storm which passed through the area Saturday night and Sunday morning. Firefighters are locating and fighting the largest fires and those closest to residents and important infrastructure. Several smaller fires in the upper backcountry remain unstaffed.

The largest fire, the Canyons Fire is 860 acres, threatening 179 homes and is burning just west of Wenatchee.  There are 40 homes now under a Level-3 evacuation notice in and around Number 1 Canyon and west of Surry Road in Wenatchee. Level-3 evacuations mean residents have been advised to leave their homes because of the fire danger. No homes have been lost, though one shed was destroyed.

 

Larger fires that firefighters are suppressing include the Williams Fire (45 acres) in patrol status; Sunitsch Canyon Fire (5 acres) 50 percent contained; Peavine Fire (50 acres) 20 percent contained; and Posey Canyon Fire in patrol status. The Devil’s Gulch Fire is estimated to be more than 50 acres and active with difficult access. A forest trails and area closure is going into effect for the system affected by this fire which is an area from Beehive Reservoir to Devil’s Gulch and Mission Creek Road to Blewett Pass.

 

The numerous other fires have been detected across the Wenatchee River Ranger District. These areas include the Beehive Reservoir area, Number 2 Canyon, Twin Peaks near Wenatchee, Brisky and Brender Canyons near Cashmere, Scotty Creek and Hansel Creek near Blewett Pass, Meadow Creek and Coulter Creek near Lake Wenatchee.

 

 

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