Level 3 evacuation zones lifted Thursday afternoon
The efforts of the multiple agencies battling the Jenny Creek Fire near La Center have improved mapping capability that reveals the fire size has been reduced to 32 acres as of Thursday (Aug. 17) afternoon according to an update from Clark Regional Emergency Services (CRESA).
The agencies fighting the blaze include Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and several Clark County-area agencies including the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, American Medical Response, Clark-Cowlitz Fire & Rescue, Clark County Fire District 3, Fire District 6, Fire District 10 and Fire District 13, Vancouver Fire Department, Camas-Washougal Fire Department, Cowlitz County Fire District 1.
As of 12:25 p.m. Thursday, CRESA reported that the fire, which started on Wednesday, was 60 percent contained with perimeter establishment and the burning fire was 5 percent controlled as crews continued to build a line around the fire.
Thursday evening, CRESA lifted the Level 3 evacuation zone.
“The Wildfire evacuation situation on Jenny Creek Road has changed and residents may return home but should remain ready to evacuate should the situation change,’’ read a statement from CRESA.
Information on current zones is available on the Clark County GIS map. https://rb.gy/hiegf.
The American Red Cross and others are working to assist with sheltering needs for any individuals in need. An evacuation assembly area for impacted residents is set up at the Ilani Casino RV parking area.
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