Published September 30, 2022, 2100 hours PT
The Bolt Creek fire is burning about 37 miles east of Seattle which started on September 10th. There are 597 SFR and 1,131 minor other structures currently threatened. One structure has been lost.
About 12, 070 acres of timber and brush have been consumed.
There is currently 171 total personnel along with one hotshot crew, two Type 2 IA hand crews, two hand crews, a single helicopter, 13 engines, a dozer, one water tender, and 78 overhead team members.
Level 1 (Be Alert) Evacuations in effect:
*South of US 2 near Index, including Index Estates and the Lake Serene Trailhead
*Areas along US 2 east to the Money Creek tunnel
*From the west side of the Money Creek tunnel to MP48
*Forest Service Rd 65 (Beckler River Road)
*East of Skykomish from the Beckler River to FS Rd 66, north & south
*Foss River Road
Fire resources along with infrastructure members worked together with their main focus on reopening US Hwy2, which was completed on Thursday evening. There have been two days of moderate fire behavior occurring which contributed to mostly minimal fire spread from Wednesday into Thursday. There are still a few unburned pockets of fuel and has a containment status of 28% as of the is morning’s last update at 0700 hours PT.
Management of this fire incident is under the Western Washington IMT 3 with IC Kent Stanford at the helm.
The cause is still listed as undetermined and under investigation.
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