Old Lady Canyon Fire At 3,500 Acres

The estimated size of a fire in the eastern portion of Klickitat County near Sundale has been increased to 3,500 acres, and the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center puts containment at 25 percent.  The Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office updated evacuation advisories for the Old Lady Canyon Fire, with firefighting efforts and improved fire weather activity overnight.  A Level 2 “be ready” notice is in effect for the area between Old Highway 8 and Rock Creek Road, and a Level 1 “be advised” notice is in place from Old Highway 8 north to Newell Road.  About 30 residences are in the evacuation notification area.  Old Highway 8 is closed from Highway 14 to Sundale Road.  State fire mobilization has been approved by the Washington State Fire Marshal’s office, and a Type 3 Incident Management Team has taken command of the fire today.  The Red Cross has opened a shelter at Father’s House Fellowship on 207 South Klickitat Avenue in Goldendale for people affected by the fire.

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