September 13, 2022 Bolt Creek Fire Update

Effective Tuesday, September 16th at 5:00 p.m. evacuation levels have been updated. Please see below for current evacuation levels:

  • Level 2 (Set): Index – reduced from a Level 3. Residents can return home.
  • Level 1 (Ready): Between Index and Zeke’s Drive In – reduced from a Level 2.
  • From Zeke’s to Gold Bar east city limits, no longer at Ready level.
  • Baring and Grotto and area along U.S. after MP 48 (east of the Money Creek tunnel) will remain at Level 3. Additionally, FS Road 65 (Beckler River Road) is at level 3. Skykomish will remain at level 1.

U.S. 2 remains closed from Index-Galena Road to milepost 49 (east end of Skykomish). The highway remains unsafe to travel due to rock fall and fire debris.


The fire remains active and conditions could change quickly. Evacuations could again become necessary. Please continue to refer to for the most current information.