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Chelan County Fire update Wednesday Morning

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Chelan County Fire update Wednesday Morning

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September 12, 2012

The Wenatchee Complex includes over 50 lightning-caused fires burning in Chelan and Okanogan Counties.  Two other fires nearby have burned into the Byrd Canyon fire. It is now estimated at 7,500 – 9,000 acres. Evacuations remain in place for the following areas affected by the Byrd Canyon Fire:

· Downey Canyon – Level 1

· State Route 971 Navarre Coulee Road (east side) – Level 2

· State Route 971 Navarre Coulee Road (west side) – Level 3

· State Route 97A Tunnel to Davis Canyon – Level 3

· State Route 97A from Byrd Canyon to State Route 971 – Level 3

The 20-acre First Creek Fire is located about 9 miles northwest of Chelan, Washington. This fire is very visible from the town of Chelan.

The Canyons Fire has combined with the Twin Peaks fire; the acreage is unknown at this time but is in excess of 1,000 acres. The fire is burning a mile or so south/southwest of the City of Wenatchee.

· Level 3 evacuation notification is in place for residents in the Broadview Subdivision facing wildland areas. Homes in the interior of the Broadview Subdivision are under a Level 2 evacuation (but no homes below the canal).

· 40 homes west of Sage Hills Drive – Level 3

· Number 2 Canyon from above the Gun Club to the end of the road – Level 3

· Stiss Canyon – Level 3 evacuation.

· Number 2 Canyon west of Castle Heights to the Gun Club is at Level 2

· Castle Heights Drive – Level 2

· Kings Court – Level 2

· Canyon Side – Level 2

· Lindille Drive – Level 2

· Queens Court – Level 2

Increase in fire behavior in the three fires burning in the Mission Creek drainage have caused a Level 3 evacuation notification for 54 residences on Mission Creek Road from the Shelton Christmas Tree Farm to the national forest boundary

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