After burning for two weeks in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, the Cougar Creek Fire is now posing a serious threat to life and property as it pushes closer to the Entiat River Valley.
The wildfire swelled by nearly another 2,000 acres since yesterday and is now listed at 12,314 acres in size. Most of its primary activity was again seen on the southern and eastern flanks where it made short, but aggressive uphill runs and displayed some torching. Primary concerns are still centered around the residents of Entiat River Road. Evacuation notices have been extended for homes on both sides of the road and now include the community of Ardenvoir, which is on Level 2 (“Be Ready”) notice along with all of Mad River Road.