Mission Ridge and Squilchuck issued Level 3 Evacuation notice

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September 19, 2012

(Wenatchee, WA) A Level 3 evacuation notice is being activated for Squilchuck and Mission Ridge Roads from the Wenatchee Heights Road south to and including the Mission Ridge Ski Area. This includes Halvorson Canyon and Hampton Road. The implementation of this notice was prompted by the very rapid growth of the Table Mountain Fire Complex. There are indicators of extreme fire behavior and residents of these areas are strongly advised to leave the closure area as soon as possible.

– EVACUATION LEVEL DEFINITIONS

Evacuation Levels 1, 2, and 3 are akin to a “Ready, Set, Go” level of preparedness with Level 1 asking residents to be ready to evacuate if conditions change, Level 2 meaning residents should be set to go at a moment’s notice, and Level 3 meaning authorities are advising residents to evacuate because their homes are in imminent danger.

Up-to-date information on evacuations can be heard on local media in Wenatchee or by checking https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/js/lib/tinymce/jscripts/tiny mce/plugins/paste/www.inciweb.org/incident/3258.

PUBLIC INFORMATION NUMBERS:

Inquiries regarding fire information and evacuation levels should be directed to the Wenatchee Complex Fire Information Section at 509-662-4438 or 509-662-4694. The phones are staffed daily from 6:00 am until 10:00 pm.

For information on fire activity in Okanogan, Kittitas and Yakima Counties, please contact the Joint Information Center (JIC) at 509-664-9353.

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