A fire believed ignited by lighting on Monday afternoon came alive yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon several miles SW of the rest area on US2. The fire grew rapidly and is considered a major fire. In anticipation of high temperatures and high winds, Level 1 evacuation notices are being issued for all of River Road from Beaver valley Highway to the end of the travelled road and for all of Ponderosa.
Level one evacuation warning means that there is fire in the area and it is suggested that you begin preparations for evacuation.
Significant changes in the status of this fire will be posted here as available. Fire officials advise that if you are not in the area already and need not be here this weekend please consider not coming. There will be considerable fire traffic on the roads and in the air and air quality conditions may be severe. In addition check Lake Wenatchee Info FaceBook Updates