Fire update: August 11, 2018

 Winds that came up Friday afternoon remain strong and have raised the activity level of the Cougar Creek fire. Strong overnight winds pushed the fire over containment lines and the fire continues to spread to the Southeast and flames crossed containment lines near McKenzie Saddle. Evacuation levels have been raised to Level 3 (leave now) on the Entiat River Road.

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Photo:  Saturday, Aug 11, 7:30 AM  Note the smoke plumes poking above the smoke bank.