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Pearl Hill Fire

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Northeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
225 S. Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114

9-14-20 Fire Update, Pearl Hill and Apple Acres Fires

Pearl Hill Fire Wildfire
News – 9/14/2020

Both the Pearl Hill and Apple Acres fires are approaching fullcontainment after days of firefighting effort, recently aided byshading from the heavy smoke layer.
 Structure impacts: Since the Labor Day fire start, localfirefighters have directly protected about 100 residences fromburning within the perimeter of these two fires. The overall firesuppression effort kept an additional 1,000+ homes from harmby stopping the advance of the fire. To date, 26 residential andcommercial structures have been verified as burned by the fireand additional assessments are underway.
 Resources: While a sufficient force of firefighters is beingretained, many firefighters and crews are being reassigned orsent home for some well-earned, if temporary, rest. Covid-19tests are available for firefighters prior to their return home.
 Weather: Air quality continues to be severely impacted bywildfire smoke coming from Oregon and California. Hazardousair quality is expected to remain today. Washington smokemonitoring and forecasting can be found at Washington SmokeBlogspot. Today’s expected weather conditions include hightemperatures of 71-78 degrees, minimum relative humidity of25-30%, and morning northwest winds of 5-8 mph early,becoming southwesterly 3-8 mph. Mostly cloudy conditions arepredicted for tonight, with a slight chance of sprinkles.
 Evacuation Levels and Roads: Evacuation Levels remainunchanged, with an Evacuation Level of 2 to the north of Hwy2 and in McNeil Canyon, and rescinded evacuation orders in allother areas. Highway 173, Bridgeport Hill Road, and Crane Orchard Roadhave been reopened. For specific information regarding closuresand evacuation levels, please check with the Chelan CountyEmergency Management Facebook page for Apple Acres Fire( ) and the DouglasCounty Sheriff’s Facebook page for the Pearl Hill Fire(
 Fires at a Glance
Size:Pearl Hill Fire – 223,730 acresApple Acres Fire – 5,753 acres
 Containment:Pearl Hill Fire - 87%Apple Acres Fire – 97%
 Location: Pearl Hill Fire is located atBridgeport, WA. Apple Acres Fire islocated four miles north of Chelan,WA.
 Cause: Both fires are under investigationTotal Assigned Personnel: 355
 Assigned Resources:Dozers – 4Type 2 Crews – 7Engines – 51Water Tenders 8Helicopters 0
 FIRE INFORMATION:(360) 489-8731Staffed 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 RED CROSS SERVICES:Staffed 24 hours(509) 670-5331(571) 595-7723
 Fire Info via InciWeb: Pearl Hill Fire. Apple Acres Fire.Facebook: Northeast WashingtonFire Information