Evans Canyon Fire
September 2, 2020 1:00 P.M.
Officials will hold a media conference at the “old” Naches Valley Primary School in Yakima County, Wash., at 2 p.m., to update media on the current conditions of the Evans Canyon Fire that started Monday 8 miles northeast of Naches. The conference site at 2700 old Naches Road is currently being used as the incident command center for firefighting efforts.
Officials that will be on hand include Yakima County Commissioner Vicki Baker, Selah Fire Department Chief Gary Hanna, Yakama Valley Emergency Management Operations (EMO) Manager Horace Ward and Northwest Incident Management Team 12 Incident Commanders Jeff Dimke and Bobby Shindelar
The conference will highlight ongoing firefighting efforts and plans for community healing following the loss of five primary residences to the fire – the greatest loss of property to fire in Yakima County in nearly five years, according to officials. “Today is the first day of healing and recovery,” said Yakima Valley EMO’s Ward. Officials will also detail current evacuation orders and alerts.