Chelan County Reduces Evacuation Levels Near White River and Irving Peak fires
Update: August 25, 2022 at 11:50 a.m.
Evacuation Levels for residents living near the White River and Irving Peak fires were reduced on August 24.
Chelan County Emergency Management reduced evacuation levels for Sears Creek down to Level 2, White River Road was reduced to a Level 1 and Little Wenatchee Road remains at Level 1.
Original: August 24, 2022 at 5:04 p.m.
The White River and Irving Peak fires grew slightly in acreage over the last day to an estimated 2,230 acres.
The fires, burning roughly 14 miles northwest of Plain, are both 1% contained.
According to the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, crews have made excellent progress on road preparations, especially when it comes to chipping fuels along the lines. Firefighters are continuing to use indirect attack methods because of the dangerously steep terrain.
Officials have indicated that it will likely take an extended period of wet weather in the fall to put out the blaze.
All evacuations by the Chelan County Sheriff's Office remain in place.