Washington Wildfire | Rocky Reach Fire | 2

NORTH CENTRAL, Wash. —

UPDATE 2 – July 14, 2018 (Saturday) – 0645 hours PDT

(Left Photo) Photo Credit | Chandler Rench

The fire has burned approximately 300 – 500 acres since last night that started last night in dry grass and brush. Fire is located in difficult terrain.

A Type 3 IMT has been assigned to this incident.

Photo Credit | WSP PIO Trooper Brian Moore

Level 1 evacuation advisories were issued to 8 homes from 97A Milepost 204 north to Swakane Canyon Road and including Swakane Canyon Road.  Hwy 97-ALT is closed prior to milepost 202 on the south end, as well as milepost 205.5 at the north end.

Level 1 evacuation notices to Burch Mountain Road and all connecting roads, as well as, Ohme Garden Road to include McMullan Road.

Chelan County Fire District #1 is Unified Command with State DNR, WSDOT and the Chelan County  Sheriff’s Office / OEM.

Chelan County Fire District #8 is also listed as resources on this fie.

This fire is located about 5 miles north of Wenatchee in Chelan County, Washington.

UPDATE 1 – July 13, 2018 (Friday) – 2145 hours PDT

A brush fire is burning up the hillside above the Rocky Reach Dam, located about 7 miles north of Wenatchee towards Chelan in Chelan County, Washington.

Smoke over the highway has been causing poor visibility and safety concerns for drivers.

The Central Washington Interagency Communications Center CAD is reporting the fire has consumed at least five acres.

State Patrol states this is the second fire today in Central Washington.

Fire assets were dispatched to the area Resources include BATT-22, BATT-51, CREW-52, E-341, E351, E-353, SE-139, SE-16 and SE-N BREW. (2019 hours)

The IC assigned is Brewer (2020 hours)

WSDOT crews are en route for a full closure of 97A this evening from Wenatchee to Entitat.  Drivers are being encouraged to take a DETOUR around US97 on the Douglas County side as a detour.  There is still no ETA when this roadway is going to reopen (2205 hours)

Washington State Patrol has shutdown a portion of the US Hwy 97A at milepost 204 , in the Rocky Reach Dam to Swakane Canyon Road.  (2045 hours)

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