Evacuation Area Extends along South Lakeshore Road
information released by US Forest Service
Description: The Twenty-Five Mile Fire was first reported at 3:45 p.m. on August 15, 2021, and is burning on the south shore of Lake Chelan near Twenty-Five Mile Creek. The fire is under joint jurisdiction of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington Department of Natural Resources and Chelan County Fire District 7. A Type 3 Incident Management Team is in command of the firefighting response, and a Type 1 Incident Management Team has been ordered and is expected to arrive this week.
The fire is burning in timber, brush and grass. Multiple engine crews, air resources and heavy equipment are on scene. Recreational boaters should be aware of aircraft takeoff and landings and keep a safe distance.
- Estimated Size & Containment: Approximately 7,500 acres/0 percent containment
- Cause: Under investigation
- Structures Threatened: 168
- Structures Lost: 1
- Total Personnel: 300
NEW Evacuation Levels:
Level 3: All properties on Shady Pass Road, First Creek Road and Granite Falls Road (and those roads off of them). On South Lakeshore Road, all properties from the north end of the road down to (and including) 11690 South Lakeshore Road. This includes all properties above and below the roadway in this area.
Level 2: All properties on South Lakeshore Road from 11690 South Lakeshore Road to Granite Falls Road. This includes all properties above and below the roadway in this area.
Level 1: All properties on South Lakeshore Road from Granite Falls Road to Navarre Coulee Road. This includes all properties above and below the roadway in this area.
There is NO evacuation level on Navarre Coulee Road.
For a map of the Evacuation Levels, go to the Chelan County Emergency Incident Map.
Road Closures: South Lakeshore Road (milepost 9.00 to 16.75) as well as First Creek, Shady Pass, Hale and Fields Point roads. A forest area closure is pending. Avoid South Lakeshore Road above Lake Chelan State Park so emergency crews can get through a one-lane bypass road at Slide Ridge.
Emergency Shelter: An on-call shelter has been established at Morgen Owings Elementary School, 407 E. Woodin Ave., in Chelan. If you need the shelter’s facilities, there will be a phone number on the door to call when you arrive. American Red Cross representatives will arrive at the shelter to let you in and staff the shelter on an as-needed basis.
Weather: Today’s forecast is for mostly cloudy skies with a 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid- to upper 70s. Winds are forecast out of the northwest from 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.