SUNCREST FIRE UPDATE - 8:30 PM Saturday, August 27 Chelan County Fire District #3 confirmed the fire at: - Size: 250 acres (estimated) - Containment: 25% - Cause: Under Investigation - Personnel: Approximately 200 - Aircraft: 2 helicopters, 4 air tankers, 1 lead plane - Incident Management: Type III Incident Management Team under Unified Command (Chelan County Fire District 3, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, US Forest Service) - Cooperators: Chelan County Fire District 3, Chelan County Fire District 6, Chelan County Sheriff's Office, Washington State Patrol, Chelan County Public Utilities District, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, US Forest Service
The Suncrest Fire, located approximately 2 miles east of Leavenworth, was reported on Saturday, August 27 at approximately 3:30 p.m. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Saturday afternoon, the fire was predominately wind-driven and burning in heavy timber. Approximately 200 personnel, including crews from Chelan and Douglas Counties, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the US Forest Service are assigned to the fire. State mobilization resources have been requested and continue to arrive. Air resources include 4 air tankers and 2 helicopters. Resources will continue to work through the night.
Approximately 110 residences on the north side of North Road between Anderson Canyon and Fox Road have been placed on Level 3 (go now) evacuation notice. The south side of North Road, between Anderson Canyon and Fox Road (approximately 60 residences) have been placed on Level 2 (get set) evacuation notice. The town of Peshastin, west to Anderson Road and Alpine View Estates are on a Level 1 (be ready) evacuation notice. No structure damage has been confirmed. Residents in Chelan County can sign-up for emergency alerts via text message, email, pager or voice mail by signing up at public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?regionid=1184
Cell service in the Peshastin/Leavenworth area remains intermittent.
Weather tomorrow is anticipated to be moderate, with temperatures around 80 degrees and wind estimated to be between 5 and 7 miles per hour.
Residents throughout North Central Washington are advised to be prepared for wildfire. Have an evacuation kit and know how you and your family would exit your home and neighborhood if advised to do so. More tips on wildfire preparedness can be found at www.firewise.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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