[7/15/17] Canyon Creek Fire Near Carlton Is Estimated At 400 Acres

Posted in Breaking News, Wildfire

Listen to interview with Emergency Manager of Okanogan County, Maurice Goodall:

 

Images Courtesy of Methow Valley News:

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Level 3 Evacuation Notices in the following areas:

Benson Creek, Lower Beaver Creek and Texas Creek

 

As of 6:30PM the fire was estimated to be 400 acres with several aircraft on scene.

The American Red Cross has opened a wildfire evacuation shelter at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp, due to a fire near Carlton.  Anyone needing shelter or assistance due to the fire can go to:

 

Red Cross Evacuation Shelter (Opening at 5:30 p.m., July 15, 2017)

Methow Valley Community Center

201 S Methow Valley Highway

Twisp, WA 98856

 

Evacuating residents are encouraged to bring the following for each member of their family: prescription and emergency medication, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items. Additionally, special items for children and infants, such as diapers, formulas and toys, should be brought, along with other items for family members who may have other needs.

 

Closure SR 153 both directions

Sr 153 is closed near milepost 21 due a brush fire and power lines across the roadway. A detour has been set up via local roads. WSP, WSDOT and Fire units are on scene working to open the roadway. Expect delays.

At 5:30 p.m. the American Red Cross will open a wildfire evacuation shelter at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp, WA due to a fire near Carlton.  Anyone needing shelter or assistance due to the fire can go to:

 

Red Cross Evacuation Shelter (Opening at 5:30 p.m., July 15, 2017)

Methow Valley Community Center

201 S Methow Valley Highway

Twisp, WA 98856

Additionally, anyone evacuating toward the south of the Carlton area fire can seek shelter at:

 

Red Cross Evacuation Shelter 

Brewster High School

503 S. 7th St.

Brewster, WA 98812

Evacuating residents are encouraged to bring the following for each member of their family: prescription and emergency medication, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items. Additionally, special items for children and infants, such as diapers, formulas and toys, should be brought, along with other items for family members who may have other needs.