Some Teanaway residents can safely return home in Jolly Mountain fire
KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - Folks who live in certain parts of the Teanaway area who evacuated due to the Jolly Mountain fire will be returning home.
The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reduced the evacuation at 9:00 a.m., Sept. 9 according to a Kittitas County news release.
The Level 3 (Go Now!) evacuation was reduced to a Level 2, meaning residents should now be prepared to leave their homes in case conditions worsen.
Teanaway areas where evacuations were reduced.
- Teanaway Meadows
- the West Fork to include Dingbat
- the Middle Fork
- the Wagon Wheel area
- residences in the lower North Fork Teanaway area
The northern North Fork of the Teanaway remains evacuated due to the ongoing fire, also causing a road closure at the Lick Creek turnout.
The EOC is reminding those driving home to use extra caution on the roads, as firefighters and equipment are still actively working and moving through the area.
The Kittitas County Fire Marshal is informing residents that all propane tanks were shut off by the fire team’s structure protection group. Technicians placed a “lock out-tag out” lock on each tank. Those who need these locks removed should contact their propane provider.