10/16/2022, Sunday Fire Update

1415 PT: 314 total personnel including 5 hand crews, 1 copter, 36 engines, 2 dozers, and 3 water tenders, per another fire source.

Credit: WA DNR

1330 PT: The acreage has remained the same in the last two hours and according to Inciweb, the containment has dropped to 41%. 292 total resources remain committed to this incident. US Hwy 2 between MP 46-49 near Skykomish was closed at noon for hazardous tree assessments and removal. The cause has been still ruled as undetermined. The expected containment status is set for Monday, 10/31/2022.

Fire Fact | There are about 20 wildfire incidents still active and burning in the northwest (WA and OR).

1130 PT: About 14,068 acres of active with backing, creeping and single-tree torching have been burned and there is a 50% containment status. Hwy 2 is open but it may be closed intermittently delays due to rolling debris onto the roadway below. RED FLAG WARNING. Level 1 Evacuation orders for the Baring and Index areas. A total number of 292 fire personnel with five crews and 38 engines are assigned. IC is Leonard Johnson, SEWA Team 3 IMT. The cause is still listed as undetermined. Photo Credit: WA DNR (Burnout operations). CTD: $12.5 Million

Credit: WA DNR

10/15/2022, Saturday

2135 PT: The Bolt Creek Fire is still burning (started on 9/10/2022 at 0515 PT) and Hwy 2 has been closed and reopened many times due to falling debris onto the highway down below the fire. Now, there have been hazard trees removed and clearing completed, allowing the reopening of the highway. However, they are closing when there are dangers to area firefighters and drivers. This fire is located 14.9 miles ESE of Gold Bar (Snohomish County) and 1.5 miles north of Skykomish, WA. 13,826 acres. 41% contained (word used vs % of fire objectives reached). IC: Leonard Johnson, SEWA Team 3, a Type 3 IMT. 314 total personnel with 5 crews and 36 engines. (there is additional equipment on the scene). 1 structure lost. CTD: $12.1 Million. Photo Credit: WA DNR.

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