UPDATE 1400 Hours
Rock Creek Fire
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 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.
The fire was at 600 acres last night. It was reported by Emergency Management as 660 acres this morning with DNR reporting as 904 acres. DNR has issued a correction to reflect the scorched acres is currently at 616 acres.
It is now 75% contained.
There are now 254 firefighters assigned to this incident along with five (5) helicopters, 9 crews and 13 engines.
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.
$165,000 to date.
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.
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