Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Ellensburg , WA 98926
Summary: Today, fire resources have been utilizing dozers and crews to construct containment lines. Air resources, including two helicopters and three large air tankers, have also been at work to combat the fire and halt its spread. Firefighters conducted a burnout operation to assist in holding the fire’s eastern perimeter at Rock Island Grade, and the fire has remained on the west side of the Grade. The fire has been most active in the Rock Island Creek Drainage and Beaver Creek Drainage.
Weather: This late afternoon, winds are blowing from the northwest at 11-14 miles per hour with gusts of 24 miles per hour.
Smoke: Winds from the northwest have blown smoke in the direction of Palisades. For information on air quality visit https://wasmoke.blogspot.com/
Evacuations: Rock Island Grade: Level 3 evacuation
The North Side of Batterman Road: Level 3 evacuation
Palisades: Level 1 evacuation
Road Closures: Batterman Road
Rock Island Grade