Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Ellensburg , WA 98926
Monday June 26, 2017
Fire: Alcoa Fire
Start Date: June 26, 2017
Location: Alcoa Highway; Near Jumpoff Ridge
Total Personnel: 100
Fuels/Topography: Grass, brushy fuels
Today: Firefighters and multiple air resources are working to hold the fire to the west of Alcoa Highway and north of Colockum Road. Currently crews are reporting active spread at the head of the wind driven grass fire. Firefighters will use existing roads, dozer lines, water drops and natural features wherever possible to limit future fire spread in this area. To the west, the fire continues to creep and back slowly through grass and brush.
Smoke: Light to moderate smoke from today’s fire activity will spread to the east toward Quincy, WA. For more information on smoke and air quality please visit: wasmoke.blogspot.com
Evacuations: Level 2 evacuation levels are in place for Colockum Road, Kingsbury Road, Moses Carr Road, Ingersoll Road, and Tarpiscan Road. Level 2 means to be ready to leave in an instant.
Closures: Traffic is limited to local traffic only beyond milepost 8 along the Alcoa/Malaga Highway. There are no other closures in place at this time.
Text message: text “follow ChelanCountyEM” to 40404
Fire Information Phone: 509-664-9314