Fire incident Summary
A level 1 evacuation alert was issued by The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation’s Mt. Tolman Fire Center today at 1530 hours for a fast-moving fire.
The location of the fire is said to be South to SE of Elmer City, Washington which is a town of approximately 240 residents (2015 census).
A Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) resource was requested at 1517 hours for Air resources to respond to the Colville Indian Reservation.
The Okanogan County Emergency Management Office released this statement on their Facebook page,
“All persons should be aware of their surroundings and be ready for possible evacuation. Do not wait for door to door notification, take action if needed.”
The National Weather Service (NWS) is reporting weather in nearby Omak with current winds at 16 m.p.h. and gusts up to 20 m.p.h., as well as relative humidity (RH) of 23%. It is mostly sunny with temps of 74* degrees.
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