Chiwaukum Fire Update 7-16

LWFR high res logo resized10:00 PM Update

Plain Ranches was just raised to Level 2 Evacuation Notice.

9:30 PM update
Wenatchee World is updating fire status regularly see Wenatchee World Fire Coverage  

In case you are having trouble figuring out where this fire is, the key is to remember that R2 runs mostly South from Coles Corner to Leavenworth down the Tumwater.  The fire started to the west of RT 2, burned down to the highway and jumped the highway, heading up the ridge between RT2 and Plain to the East.  River Road in Plain run down the west side of the Wenatchee River, south for roughly 5 miles, until it ends.  The Wenatchee River continues from the end of River Road to Tumwater Campground on Rt 2 another 5 miles or so.   There are a few remote cabins and the railroad road runs thru the area between River Rd and Rt2.

6:00 PM Update

Evacuation of River Road and Ponderosa is proceeding. The Red Cross shelter in Wenatchee is on standby and is located at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Fifth and Western — they have posted a number on the door to call if you need the shelter. The Red Cross will have a shelter in Leavenworth after 6:30 p.m. 7/16/20 Located at the First Baptist Church, 429 Evans St, Leavenworth.

The American Red Cross Apple Valley Chapter will be opening an emergency shelter at the First Baptist Church in Leavenworth at approximately 7:00pm on July 16th to provide safety to residents being evacuated due to the wildfire burning near Leavenworth. A level 3 evacuation order (mandatory) has been issued for homes in this area.


WHAT:     Opening of an emergency shelter for residents impacted by the wildfire in Leavenworth


WHERE:   The shelter is located First Baptist Church, 429 Evans St in Leavenworth


WHEN:    The shelter is open at 7:00pm and will continue to remain operational until American Red Cross and Emergency Management personnel deem it appropriate to close.


-Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring the following essential items for each member of the family:

·         Prescription and emergency medications

·         Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements

·         Identification and important personal documents

·         Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, towels, hygiene supplies and other comfort items

·         Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys

·         Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled

·         Note: Public health regulations do not permit pets in shelters. Trained assistance animals are permitted.


The American Red Cross continues to be in touch with emergency management to coordinate on further developments.  


For the safety and comfort of those staying in the shelter, members of the media requesting a visit to the shelter must contact the American Red Cross office at 509-663-3907.


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