(Updated at 9:30 a.m.) Evans Canyon Fire Forces Evacuations
More than 250 firefighters along with aircraft are battling the Evans Canyon Fire in the Wenas that started on Monday afternoon. Now more than 6,000 acres the fire is threatening homes north of Wenas Lake where evacuations were ordered last night and early this morning. So far no homes have burned but firefighters say some outbuildings have been lost to the flames. No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire northwest of Naches is under investigation.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions the Red Cross is helping those evacuated from homes by using local hotels and motels for housing instead of a temporary shelter
State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Service Resource Mobilization Plan to help firefighters battling the growing 2500 acre Evans Canyon Fire in the Wenas that started on Monday. The fire about 8 miles northwest of Naches threatening 125 structures, power lines, radio towers, and agricultural crops. People who live in homes north of Wenas Lake were evacuated overnight with the Red Cross setting up a shelter at Selah Middle School.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.