Rock Creek Fire | Yakima Washington | Update 3

UPDATE 1050 Hours

Rock Creek Fire

Incident Summary

A wildfire broke out on the afternoon of September 10th between the communities of Pine Cliff and Nile, Washington State.

A Red Flag warning has been issued for the eastern slopes of the Southern Cascades.

The fire grew last night from 600 to 904 acres and crews have successfully reached a 10% containment status.

Location

The Rock Creek wildfire is located 17 mi NNW of Naches and just North of SR 410; on the Yakima side of Chinook Pass in Washington.

Resources

125 firefighters are assigned to this incident along with five (5) helicopters and an unknown number of engines and bulldozers.

Evacuations

Level 2 Evacuations: 62 homes have received the notification, which means they need to be prepared to leave at a any moments notice by Law Enforcement.

Level 1 Evacuations are still in effect.

Public Information

Fire Managers and Law Enforcement are asking the Public from refraining in entering the area because of Fire equipment coming and going. They need space to work and with people in various areas will impede their fire suppression efforts.

Not mentioned, but please know that Drones can also impede air and ground resources.  You, as a Drone pilot can also contacted by Law Enforcement if you are flying in or around a fire.

(We have reached out to both Yakima County EOM which is reporting 660 acres and WA DNR reporting the size is 904 acres, which is a large difference between the two.  We are going by DNR’s numbers since they are the fire agency on this incident.)

Social Media

Hashtags used for this fire are #RockCreekFire  #Yakima  #Naches  #Chinookfest  #RockCreekFireWA  #NWFireBlogWA  #WaWILDFIRE

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