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Bolt Creek Fire Near Skykomish Requires Level 3 “Proceed Now” Evacuation

Mandatory level 3 evacuation declared. in areas near Skykomish as firefighters and other agencies battle Bolt Creek fire. FOX 13 spoke to a man who slept in his tent when he was awakened by the owner of the campground, ordering everyone to evacuate early Saturday morning.

The authorities said anyone living from Skykomish to the Index, north of Highway 2 is under evacuation level 3, meaning “go now.” Around 12:00 p.m., the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) also issued level 3 notices from east Eagle Falls to the Grotto area. people living in the east of The sign for Eagle Falls is under a level 2 evacuation notice, meaning “be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.”

Shortly before 9:00 pm, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reported that the Index was at a Level 3 “go now” threat.

WSDOT said on Saturday what US 2 most likely remain Closed Weekend: “US 2 Between Mile Post 31.7 (East of Gold bar) and 49 (eastern part of Skykomish) is expected remain closed for the weekend. The roadway is closed to all vehicles except residents who need evacuate. These closures points may change based on on needs of first defendants.”

Editor’s Note: The Everett Fire Department sent out a tweet on On Saturday, it is said that evacuation alerts were inadvertently sent to people’s cell phones across Snohomish County, far from area. Numerous people life in Everett, Snohomish, Bothell, Lake Stephens and Granite Falls received emergency alerts on their mobile phones mistake.


Air view of fire at Bolt Creek (Washington State Department) of Natural resources)

Washington state department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that the state mobilization request has been approved for a fire at Bolt Creek, which means resources across the state on them way to help put it down out. At 12:30 pm fire exploded to 2000 acres in the size. Two hours 1,000 acres were previously thought to be on fire. DPR says between 300-400 homes are under evacuation notice.

Eastside fire and rescue teams report help with fire at Bolt Creek (courtesy of EF&R)

Soldiers are assisting Snohomish and King County sheriff’s deputies, according to Washington State Patrolman (WSP) Jacob Kennett. with evacuation of in area. Anyone in need of they ask for help call 911.

King County air support moved to fire near Skykomish (Photo: KCSOAirsupport)

Around 1:40 p.m., King County Air Support attempted to send helicopters to help battle in fire but a few hours later they announced they had to curtail their efforts because wall of smoke out fire was too thick to go through.


“On the stage of US shutdown 2. #BoltCreekFire” – WSP Trooper Jacob Kennett

WSP officials say State Route 2 is now closed because of wildfires, meaning Stevens Pass is now closed off from Galena by Index-Galena Rd. Bekler until further notice.

Washington state department of Transport (WSDOT) warning in public to avoid avoid blocked roads – a reminder that is usually put out in winter.

“PLEASE do not drive around closed roads,” WSDOT said. in twitter post on Saturday. “They are in place for each safety and it can put you and others, including first defendants, in unnecessary risk.


FOX 13’s Jon Hopperstad and China Green spoke to Hussain Aleaziz: who was camping in Bekler river campsite in Skykomish when fire flared up.

“It was kind of there was a crazy scene this morning,” said Aleaziz. – I woke up up around 4:45 in in the morning and I opened my tent and I could see a little of glow over ridge opposite the river. At first I thought it was dawn – I was half slept so it was a little early for what. About an hour later I woke up up to the campmaster telling everyone to evacuate. When I opened my tent again you could see fire It was just distribute over ridge and it was moving pretty fast.”

FOX 13 asked Hussain if he had made it to safety.

“Yes, I’m in my parents house in “And now Botel,” said Aleaziz. just While we were talking it started snowing ash, so what does it look like like the winds blow it over in this is direction.”


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