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Bolt Creek Fire Information Update, September 11, 2022

Bolt Creek Fire Wildfire
News – 9/11/2022

Bolt Creek Fire Information Update, September 11, 2022

Incident Commander: Kent Stanford

2 PM, September 11, 2022

Estimated size: 7,600 acres
Containment: 0%
Start Date/Time: 9/10/2022 at 5:15 am
Area of Origin: King Co. North of Skykomish
Cause: Under Investigation
Structures Damaged: one out building
Resources on fire: Over 240 personnel

Update: The Bolt Creek Fire started on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 5:15 am near Beckler Creek Road. Overnight, the fire spread toward the town of Index and is estimated to be 7,600 acres. The cause of the fire is undetermined. Crews worked through the night, primarily along Highway 2, doing structure protection. Crews will continue to protect buildings by building firelines to push the fire away from those communities.

SEWA Incident Management Team 3 will transfer command of the fire to the larger Type 2 team Northwest Incident Management Team 8, over the next few days.

Evacuation and Road Closures: US Highway 2 will remain closed East of the town of Index to the town of Skykomish.

Level 3 evacuations - Go! - are in place for Index. Level 2 evacuations - Set- are in place between Zeke’s Drive-In to Gold Bar. Level 1 evacuations - Ready - are in place from Zeke's Drive-In to Gold Bar east city limits.

Current Evacuation and road closures can be found at:

Sheltering: Snohomish County and the American Red Cross are providing indoor shelter and RV slots at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, located at 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. For shelter assistance, proceed to the Weikel Building at the fairgrounds or RV Lot 2. Staff will be on-site to assist you.