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Bolt Creek Fire Information Update for September 12, 2022

Bolt Creek Fire
News - 09/12/2022

Bolt Creek Fire Information Update, September 12, 2022

Incident Commander: Kent Stafford, Bob Gear
Phone: 360-370-4170

9 AM, September 12, 2022

Estimated size: 7,660 acres
Containment: 2%
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: Over 317 personnel

Update: The Bolt Creek Fire started on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 5:15 am near Beckler Creek Road. The cause of the fire is undetermined. Southeast Washington Incident Management Team 3 will transfer command of the fire to the larger Type 2 team, Northwest Incident Management Team 8, on Tuesday morning.

The fire remained north of Hwy. 2 and exhibited minor growth over night.  Crews worked through the night, primarily along Highway 2, doing structure protection.  Crews are experiencing fallen trees and rocks coming onto Hwy. 2 creating driving hazards.  Crews are working on removing debris and identifying potential hazards along Hwy 2. Additional crews and resources are arriving to work on the fire, including heavy equipment to clear brush along forest roads, including the FS 65 Road, to be used as fire line. Crews will continue to protect communities and infrastructure by building fire lines.

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! - in place for Index. Level 2 evacuations – Set – in place between Index and Zeke’s Drive-In. Level 1 evacuations – Ready – in place between 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.