Schneider Springs Fire evacuations updated

  • Source: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
  • Published: 09/13/2021 12:00 AM

Due to ongoing firefighting efforts and weather conditions, as of Sunday at at 3 p.m., all areas previously in a level 3 (GO NOW) evacuation status are now downgraded to a Level 2 (GET SET) evacuation status. This includes the areas of Bumping River Road and Lost Creek Road. As of Sunday morning, the Schneider Springs fire has burned an estimated 101,633 acres, and remains at 17% containment. Despite increased winds from a frontal passage, cooler temperature and higher relative humidity is expected to result in minimal fire behavior today, according to the incident management team. Fire officials say priorities today include establishing an effective fire line north of Lost Creek (using the 1709 and 1706 road system), hoselays and fuel reduction work around structures in preparation for fire threat in the Cliffdell and Lost Creek communities, and establishing a fuel break to the west of the Goose Prairie area.


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