Law Enforcement / Public Safety

Burnouts Protect Homes In Entiat Valley, Containment Close For Grass Valley Fire

Thanks to calmer weather, firefighters continue direct attack on the Cougar Creek Fire, now estimated at 31,000 acres and still five percent contained. With 300 residential and commercial buildings threatened, a structure-protection team stayed on scene along the fire’s eastern edge on the east side of Entiat River Road. No structures have been damaged or…

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Evac Levels Increase In Ardenvoir, Winds Pushing Cougar Creek Fire

Evacuation notices increased again for homes up the Entiat Valley due to the Cougar Creek Fire. Ardenvoir is now Level 3. Entiat River Road from Crum Canyon up to Ardenvoir is Level 2 and Entiat River Road from US 97A to Crum Canyon is Level 1. Last night strong winds from the northwest pushed the fire to…

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Cougar Creek Fire Now Second Largest In State, But Progress Made On Fire Lines

A community meeting last night at the Plain Community Church was attended by about 250 people. An additional 300 people watched the live Facebook stream, and the video is available on Facebook. Additional meetings will be held as needed to inform the public and answer questions. Cougar Creek Fire: The Cougar Creek Fire, 20 miles northwest of…

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Slow Growth On Cougar Creek Fire, Two Small Fires Start Outside Leavenworth

Here’s the latest on fires across the region on Tuesday, Aug. 7.   Cougar Creek Fire: Size: 6169 acres Personnel: 700 Location: 20 miles northwest of Entiat Start Date: July 28, 2018 Cause: Lightning The Cougar Creek Fire is 20 miles northwest of Entiat, and is reported at 6,169 acres. A total of 700 personnel, including 15 crews, 4…

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Cougar Creek Fire Fills Region With Smoke, Burns 4,154 Acres

Here’s the latest with the Cougar Creek Fire up the Entiat Valley on Saturday, August 4. • Acres: 4,154 • Containment: 0% • Location: 20 miles northwest of Entiat • Start Date: July 28, 2018 at 7:21 pm • Cause: Lightning Current Activity: The California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 (Team 5) assumed command of…

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