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Evacuation Information - Update


Jul 18, 2014

Currently the Fire Activity in our area has effected Pateros, Brewster, the Chiliwist area, Lower Methow Valley and Malott.   There are 83 confirmed structures lost, that are primary residences.  No reports of any loss of life.  

Current fire conditions have prompted evacuation in many of our local communities.

There are currently several evacuation areas.

 

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Evacuation Levels:

LEVEL 1: Persons are warned that current or projected threats from hazards associated with the approaching fires are severe.  This is the time to prepare.

 

LEVEL 2: Conditions indicate a good probability that hazards associated with the approaching fires will severely limit our ability to provide emergency service protection. You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice.  This may be the only notice that you receive.

 

LEVEL 3:  Current conditions present specific and immediate threats to the life and safety of persons within this area.  You are advised to evacuate immediately.

 

Each of these are Level 3 evacuation areas.

718 Texas creek

153 Stokes Road to Cow Trail

Old Carlton road

171 Gold Creek Road

Bill Shaw road to French creek

Watson draw

Balky hill Twisp Winthrop Eastside to Bonner Lake Road including Homestead Hills

Twisp /Winthrop Eastside

Davis Lake

Bear creek from Lester to 373 Bear Creek

Indian Dan Canyon

Paradise Hill

Pateros / Brewster

Parts of Malott and the Chiliwist

 

7/18/2014 complex info officer

1:00 am the fires size 167,713 up from 47,000 yesterday.  The fire is growing very rapidly, very active.  There have been evacuations.  All of Pateros is evacuated.

Hwy 20, is closed

Hwy 97 Brewster to Pateros is open

Chelan to Pateros is closed

Malott to the Brewster weigh

At least 30 structures destroyed in the Pateros Brewster area

Red Cross shelters in Chelan High School and in Omak at the Cornerstone Fellowship Church.  990-0969

Washington DOT hotline for travel information 511 from landline 509-667-2801

Equipment and personnel working the fire include;

Four black hawk helicopters

79 engines

Air tankers

 

“Crews are down trying to keep the fire out of downtown Brewster.”

“They are trying to get updated on the numbers of structures effected by the fire.” Said Rick Waldrup an information office with the Carlton Complex

 

7/18/2014  12:00 PM   (From Three Rivers Hospital)

Press Release-

At this time, The Emergency Department at Three Rivers Hospital remains open.  We will continue to treat patients in the Emergency Department until we have been given further evacuation instructions from law enforcement.  Due to our current Level 2 Evacuation Status, the hospital is unable to admit patients to our inpatient unit.  Our outpatient services, such as lab and radiology, are restricted to emergency needs only.  At the time when we are given clearance and our Evacuation Level is eliminated, we will return to providing full service lines at the hospital.  Currently, the hospital structure remains intact and is not in immediate jeopardy; however we are requesting that all non-essential staff remain off campus and focus their efforts on their family and friends.  We will be working to contact all staff directly to provide updates regarding the status of the hospital.  As always, our top priority at Three Rivers Hospital is the safety and wellbeing of our patients and our staff.  We will continue to take necessary measures that will allow us tp provide service to our communities in the safest and most effect way possible.

 


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