Chelan Fire and Rescue confirms that Level 2 evacuation notices have been issued for the Union Valley and Cagle Gulch areas. There is not a separate fire in Union Valley, as previously thought, but it is tied to the Apple Acres Fire that was first reported Monday afternoon.
From Chelan Fire & Rescue:
The fire is currently burning in the Apple Acres area extending into the Cagle Gulch and Union Valley areas. We are trying our best to keep up with evacuation levels and updating as we go. If you are in any other area, you will receive a notification from Chelan County Emergency Management and Sheriff’s Office via reverse 911, smartphone alert, or door to door evacuations if you are in danger or need to be aware of any changes. The towns of Manson and Chelan are not currently affected outside of smoke exposure.
Chelan Douglas Health District also reports that air quality in Chelan and Wenatchee areas is currently considered hazardous for everyone. They recommend staying indoors, using a HEPA filter if possible, and to wear a mask if you go outdoors.
Fire crews will remain on the scene overnight, and a Type 2 Incident Command Team will take charge of the fire at 10 AM Tuesday, September 8.