#WenatcheeComplex #WAFire Evacuation Update September 19, 2012 ^NH

CANYONS FIRE

Effective 6:00 pm today the Evacuation Levels for Number Two and Stiss Canyons to the end of the pavement will be reduced from a Level 2 to a Level 1. The homes beyond the end of the pavement will remain at a Level 2.

POISON CANYON FIRE

The Evacuation Levels in the vicinity of this fire are unchanged at this time.

– FIRST CREEK FIRE

Progress in suppression efforts has allowed reducing Evacuation Levels for First Creek and Granite Falls Road residents to a Level 2 effective at 6:00 pm today (September 19, 2012).

– EVACUATION LEVEL DEFINITIONS

Evacuation Levels 1, 2, and 3 are akin to a “Ready, Set, Go” level of preparedness with Level 1 asking residents to be ready to evacuate if conditions change, Level 2 meaning residents should be set to go at a moment’s notice, and Level 3 meaning authorities are advising residents to evacuate because their homes are in imminent danger.

Up-to-date information on evacuations can be heard on local media in Wenatchee or by checkingwww.inciweb.org/incident/3258.

– PUBLIC INFORMATION NUMBERS:

Inquiries regarding fire information and evacuation levels should be directed to the Wenatchee Complex Fire Information Section at 509-662-4438 or 509-662-4694. The phones are staffed daily from 6:00 am until 10:00 pm.

For information on fire activity in Okanogan, Kittitas and Yakima Counties , please contact the Joint Information Center (JIC) at 509-664-9353.

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