Evacuation levels lifted on Anglin fire, Green Fire

TONASKET/RIVERSIDE - As of 8 a.m. July 30 all evacuation levels have been lifted on the Anglin fire east of Tonasket and the Green Fire East of Riverside.  

 
Fire crews are still in the area. 
 
Please use caution with outside activity it will be very Hot, Dry and Windy the next few days.
 
Tonasket – The Anglin Fire – Crews completed their last night shift last night after working to patrol the fire line. Firefighters will work on hot spots and rehab items such as fencing and gates that were damaged from the fire or used for initial attack operations. Today some crews will start the demobilization process and head to another fire or back to their respective jurisdiction.  The Anglin fire has a line around it and once those lines are 100% secured and adequate distance in from the line has been secured the containment numbers will rise. At this time the fire is 50% contained and all evacuation levels have been lifted. Fire crews once again will work in high heat and low humidity.

 

The Green Fire – Overnight crews continued mop up operations and repairing areas effected by suppression efforts. Most of the hot spots have been extinguished and crews today will do some final securing of the fire lines. All evacuation levels have now been lifted. The Green fire is 90% contained at this time.

 

Both fires started on Monday afternoon and quickly spread due to high temperatures, winds and low relative humidity.  Firefighters from Okanogan County, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and numerous federal, state and local agencies responded to these fast-moving fires.

 

Residents should expect to see smoke from the interior of the fires over the next few days. Firefighters are closely monitoring these areas.

 

A weather front is expected this evening that has a potential of dry lightning across the northern districts.

 

For current evacuation orders please see www.Okanogandem.org . Click on the incidents tab and locate the specific incident.  The Red Cross responded to assist affected residents. There are no firefighter injuries reported at this time.

    

Fire information and the incident command post is located at the Tonasket High School in Tonasket, WA.  Fire information contact is Jeff Sevigney at (509) 993-2946 or you can also follow us on Facebook @NEWIMT3, and Inciweb @ https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6893/

 

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