Fire Information Numbers Change and Hwy 97 Precautions 08/04/2013
Incident: Mile Marker 28 Wildfire
The Fire Information numbers assigned, 509-773-7136 or 7059, for the Mile Marker 28 fire will continue to be operational until close of business Aug 4th at 9 p.m. After such time for continued fire information, please call the Yakama Nation Fire Dispatch at 509-863-6653. In addition, for evacuation level(s) information, please call the Klickitat County Sheriff’s office at 509-773-4455 or Klickitat County Dispatch office at 509-773-4545 or 4547.
US Hwy 97 remains open for public travel with a reduced speed limit to 40 mph bewteen MM-24 and MM-36. For safety reasons, public is urged to refrain from stopping within the burned area, expect for an emergency. Firefighting equipment and WA-DOT personnel will also be using and working along the entire burned portion of the highway. For US Hwy information, please call the 24 Hotline for WA-DOT at 509-577-1617.