Stevens Pass, WA, bike park closed on Friday due to poor air quality caused by the nearby Bolt Creek Fire and then remained closed Saturday and Sunday to support efforts to contain the fire.
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The Bolt Creek Fire started on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 5:15 am near Beckler Creek Road. Overnight, the fire spread toward the town of Index and is estimated to be 7,600 acres and 2% contained. The cause of the fire is undetermined. Crews worked through the night, primarily along Highway 2, doing structure protection. Crews will continue to protect buildings by building firelines to push the fire away from those communities.
Evacuation Update for Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7pm:
No significant changes. The #BoltCreekFire remains active and evacuation notices remain in effect. https://t.co/MHbfg1KM1W
— snocosheriff (@SnoCoSheriff) September 12, 2022
Evacuation and Road Closures: US Highway 2 will remain closed East of the town of Index to the town of Skykomish.
Level 3 evacuations – Go! – are in place for Index. Level 2 evacuations – Set– are in place between Zeke’s Drive-In to Gold Bar. Level 1 evacuations – Ready – are in place from Zeke’s Drive-In to Gold Bar east city limits.
Level 2 Evacuation: Index #BoltCreekFire pic.twitter.com/YaQ0FpzmtX
— snocosheriff (@SnoCoSheriff) September 10, 2022
Current Evacuation and road closures can be found at: https://bit.ly/snocowildfire
Sheltering: Snohomish County and the American Red Cross are providing indoor shelter and RV slots at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, located at 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. For shelter assistance, proceed to the Weikel Building at the fairgrounds or RV Lot 2. Staff will be on-site to assist you.
One thought on “Stevens Pass, WA, Bike Park Closed All Weekend Due to Poor Air Quality and Nearby Wildfire”
It’s really bad up here right now. I can’t even see my mailbox on the street. Stay inside, the smoke can enter the lungs and cause bad problems.