Wildland Fire Information
With the increased threat of wildland fires in the area Chelan Fire & Rescue wants to help residents learn ways they can stay informed and what steps to take to be prepared during this wildfire season.
Currently the Chelan County Sherriff’s office is taking the lead on public information and will be releasing current updates and information on local fires that could potentially affect Chelan County residents. Visit their website at http://www.co.chelan.wa.us/sheriff/
Or follow them on the Chelan County Office of Emergency Management Facebook Page and Twitter.
Local media will also be distributing information on local radio and websites as it becomes available.
KOZI http://www.kozi.com/ 93.5 FM AM 1230
The Mirror - http://lakechelanmirror.com/index.asp
Go Lake Chelan. http://www.golakechelan.com/
Wenatchee World http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/news/
For Traffic Alerts and Road Closures
For Red Cross Shelter Locations
Wildfire is unpredictable, can move and change its course rapidly and when fueled with dry grass, timber and strong winds it can spread quickly throughout the Columbia River Valley. In Chelan County, a three-tiered evacuation system is used. It is important for residents to know what the evacuation levels mean and to act accordingly when asked to prepare or actually evacuate.
These evacuation orders are very serious and are not implemented without good reason and concern for the safety of residents.
Level 1 Evacuations are an alert. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists, and monitor local media outlets for information. Residents with special needs, or those with pets or livestock, should take note and make preparations for relocating family members, pets, and livestock.
Level 2 - Evacuations indicate there is a significant risk to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the area, or, be ready to leave at a moments notice.
Level 3 - means danger is currently affecting your area or is imminent, and you should leave immediately.
Preparing in advance is key for a successful, calm, and orderly evacuation. Wildfire is a great threat within Chelan County, and something all residents should prepare for. Making a kit, having a plan, and remaining informed is vital.
For more information on how to prepare to evacuate yourself and family if necessary visit Ready.Gov at http://www.ready.gov/evacuating-yourself-and-your-family