September 12th, 2022 @ 1:00 PM:
In an effort to make sure there is free access for equipment to move, crews to rest, and to allow smooth operations at the shelter sites and fire incident command, we are asking people who do not need support or services not to go to emergency and command areas with unsolicited donations or offers of volunteering, food or equipment. Please scroll down for more details on donations.
Officials estimate approximately 7,600 – 8,000 acres have burned as of Monday morning. There have been no significant changes to the fire. No deaths or injuries have been reported.
U.S. 2 is still closed from Milepost 32 to Milepost 50. Use caution when driving on U.S. 2, particularly when encountering fire-fighting vehicles headed to and from wildfire areas.
Sultan School District will be closed today, Monday, September 12th. No preschool, No out-of-district transportation. Due to unhealthy air quality and impacted students and staff the Sultan School District will be closed on Monday, September 12. Post HERE.
There have been no significant changes to the fire through the day. The fire remains active, evacuation notices remain the same.
- Level 3 (GO now!): Index
- Level 2 (Set): Between Index and Zeke’s
- Level 1 (Ready): Zeke’s to Gold Bar east city limits
Only about 50% of the people asked to evacuate for #boltcreekfire in Snohomish County have taken that advice. We ask that they reconsider. The fire remains active. We need everybody’s help protecting lives today.
There have been no reports of deaths or injuries in the Bolt Creek Fire.
Please help keep 9-1-1 lines open for emergencies with an immediate threat to life or property.
SHELTERING: If you have had to evacuate from your home as a result of the Bolt Creek Fire, Snohomish County and the American Red Cross are providing indoor shelter as well as RV slots at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, located at 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe.
If you are in need of shelter, please proceed to the Weikel Building at the fairgrounds or RV Lot 2. Staff will be on site to assist you in accessing the space that works best for you.
How to Help:
Due to the outpouring of support for the Sky Valley Evacuated Families, First Responders and Emergency Service Crews for the Bolt Creek Fire the current demand has been met.
In an effort to make sure there is free access for equipment to move, crews to rest, and to allow smooth operations at the shelter sites and fire incident command, we are asking people who do not need support or services not to go to emergency and command areas with unsolicited donations or offers of volunteering, food or equipment.
Here is how you can help today:
Animal bedding – Please drop off at the Evergreen State Fair Park Dairy Barn from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday only
Pet food/supplies – Can be donated to the Everett Animal Shelter or the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center (320 Main Street, Sultan WA). Please note that the Everett Animal Shelter will only accept items noted HERE.
Cash donations – Donations can be made to either the Red Cross or Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center (phone number 360-793-0983)
Offers of assistance are being compiled by the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center and may be made by phone (360-793-0983), email: Melody Dazey email@example.com or via the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce Facebook page
No other donations are needed at this time but we encourage you to check this site regularly for updates.
We are so thankful for the generous outpouring of support for those impacted by and working on the Bolt Creek Fire.
Wildfires and Health
Smoke contains tiny particles that can get deep into your lungs and even enter your blood stream. Exposure to smoke has been linked to a range of serious health problems.
Breathing smoke is not good for anyone, but some groups of people are more at-risk for severe health effects. Those with pre-existing heart and lung conditions are especially sensitive to smoke. Go to the Department of Health Smoke From Fires FAQ for more information on who is more at-risk and steps you can take to stay safe.
Air Quality Forecast
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, WA | Official Website (pscleanair.gov)
Department of Ecology Smoke Forecast (wa.gov)
Washington Smoke Information (wasmoke.blogspot.com)
Bolt Creek Fire incident information :: InciWeb
Smoke From Fires :: Washington State Department of Health
Smoke from Fires Toolkit :: Washington State Department of Health
Wildfire Smoke | Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, WA (pscleanair.gov)
Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke | CDC
Wildfires and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) | US EPA
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