Additional Kittitas County Level 3, 2 and 1 Evacuation Notice
Incident: Colockum Tarps Wildfire
Effective at 1300 July 30, 2013, the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office has issued a Level 3 Evacuation notice from the northern Kittitas County line south to Skookumchuck Creek and Scammon Landing, along the western shore of the Columbia River.
The Columbia River is open to recreational activity, however, the Sheriff's Office recommends boaters use extreme caution and be aware of helicopters and other aircraft in the area assisting in the firefighting efforts.
The Wild Horse Wind Farm is now under a Level 2 evacuation notice. The Renewable Energy Center is now closed to the public. Only property owners and authroized personnel supporting the firefighting efforts are allowed access through the wind farm.
The Level 2 Evacuation notification remains in place for residences in the following areas: Colockum Pass Road north of the end of the pavement, Trail Creek Road, Sheep Creek Road, Tucker Creek Road, Secret Canyon Road, Ryegrass Ranches Road, and Park Creek Road north of the end of the pavement, including Hilltop Loop.
A Level 1 Evacuation notice is now in effect for the Whiskey Wildlife Area as well.