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NCW Fire Update as of 11:30pm Saturday

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NCW Fire Update as of 11:30pm Saturday

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September 16, 2012

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Picture was taken Sunday at 7pm viewing East Wenatchee.  Smoke was cleared late yesterday, but is returning Sunday.

CANYONS FIRE:

  • NEW: Broadview Subdivision has been downgraded from Level 3 to Level 1
  • NEW: Sleepy Hollow – downgraded from Level 3 to Level 1
  • 40 homes west of Sage Hills Drive – Level 3
  • 85+ homes in Number 2 Canyon east of the Gun Club to Castle Heights Drive – Level 3
  • Castle Heights Drive – Level 3
  • Kings Court – Level 3
  • Canyonside – Level 3
  • Lindille Drive – Level 3
  • Queens Court – Level 3
  • A staffed roadblock will be located at Castle Heights Drive and Number Two Canyon Road. Only property owners will be allowed into Level Three Evacuation areas.
  • Increase in fire behavior in the 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.

FIRST CREEK FIRE:

  • Level 3 evacuation notification is in effect for First Creek and Granite Falls Creek areas, located approximately 10 miles northwest of Chelan. This Level 3 evacuation notification is primarily due to the “one-way-in and one-way-out” access to these two areas. This evacuation notification does not affect the town of Chelan or the south shore road. The 500-acre First Creek Fire has moved into First Creek drainage. Visitors and recreationists can still access Lake Chelan and enjoy the amenities in the town of Chelan.

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

PEAVINE Fire:

  • Tamarack to Forest Ridge – Level 2. The Peavine Fire is estimated to be 4,000 acres.

POISON FIRE:

NEW: Tripp Canyon is now in Level 2The Barker Canyon Complex fires were started by lightning on Saturday, September 8. The two fires within the complex grew dramatically during a wind event over September 10-11. The Barker Canyon Fire initially threatened the towns of Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam, Washington, and burned through two power stations associated with the Grand Coulee Dam. This fire is currently estimated at 17,334 acres and has not grown over recent days. The Leahy Fire is currently estimated to be 73,828 acres. There are no longer evacutions in effect for residents affected by these fires, and State Route 174 is open for public travel.

Firefighters are completing suppression activities and are aggressively mopping up all remaining fire and heat that occurs within 500 feet of structures and 200 feet of the fireline established around the perimeter of the fires.

 

Conditions are rapidly changing. For more information please contact the Joint Fire Information Center at 509-664-9353 or 509-664-9374, and Wenatchee Complex Information Center at 509-662-4438.

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