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Evacuations Underway, Road Closures Near Vantage

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 02:15

UPDATE: (4:40 a.m.) The #RyegrassCouleeFire has continued to spred over night. A Level 3 evacuation (LEAVE NOW) advisory is in effect for residents within one mile south of 1-90 on Huntzinger Rd.

Wanapum State Park is under a Level 2 (GET SET) advisior. Campers are to shelter in place since Huntzinger Rd is currently impassible.

(2 a.m.) A Level 3 evacuation notice (LEAVE NOW) has been issued for the town of Vantage due to the #RyegrassCouleeFire. The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office is working with the Red Cross to establish shelter. The shelter is located at George Community Hall at 403 W. Montmorency Blvd in George, WA.

1-90 is also closed to traffic from exit 115 eastbound as well as the Vantage bridge westbound. Source: Kittitas County Sheriff

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