About half of people in Level 3 evacuation zone haven’t left as Bolt Creek Fire burns near US 2

The Bolt Creek fire burned up to 8,000 acres over the weekend.

INDEX, Wash. – Despite the Bolt Creek fire threatening homes along US 2 between Skykomish and Index, only about half of the people asked to evacuate actually did so.

Kim Protasiewicz loaded up at a grocery store outside of Index on Monday before graduating again. Her home is subject to mandatory Level 3 evacuation orders, but she says she’s not leaving.

“It’s our home, we want to stay and protect it. There are a few other people doing the same thing. If our house is on fire, I think we will stay and watch it burn,” Protasiewicz said.

The Bolt Creek fire burned up to 8,000 acres over the weekend.

Schools were closed on Monday as residents hope things will be remedied soon.

“We have prepared, we have. And we’ve kept sprinklers running, kept hoses running. We had a lot of debris coming down, so we kept an eye on that,” Protasiewicz said.

Maggie Buck lives in Gold Bar – right on the evacuation line. She said she was ready to counter if the Fire decided to stab.

“We only pack the most important things and leave the rest to chance. If it works, it works. We have our lives, we have our dogs, that’s the most important thing. Everything else can be recovered afterwards,” Buck said.

As crews work to contain the blaze, those living near the fire say they will stand by until the last blaze is out.

The fire is about 2% contained. However, heavy smoke complicates firefighters and air support. Crews had still not been able to pour water on the flames or get a good sense of how many acres were burning due to wind and smoke.

Antennas: Smoke from the Bolt Creek Fire

https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/wildfire/about-half-of-people-in-level-3-evacuation-zone-havent-left-as-bolt-creek-fire-burns-near-us-2/281-9f1dbfa8-ed00-4ccc-a588-405455f35770 About half of people in Level 3 evacuation zone haven’t left as Bolt Creek Fire burns near US 2

Alley Einstein

USTimesPost.com is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@ustimespost.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button