Press Release
Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Residents Allowed to Return to Homes in Teanaway

Kittitas County, WA - 09/12/2017 - Effective at 9:00am this morning (Tuesday 9/12), the Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center officially reduced the Evacuation Advisory in certain parts of the Teanaway area, allowing residents affected by the Jolly Mountain Fire to return home.

The EOC reduced the Level 3 notice to Level 2 in Teanaway Meadows, the West Fork to include Dingbat, the Middle Fork, the Wagon Wheel area, and the residences in the lower North Fork Teanaway area.  Residents returning home are reminded to use extra caution on the roads, as fire personnel and equipment are still actively working and moving through the area.
 
The Kittitas County Fire Marshal also advises that all propane tanks were shut off by the fire team’s structure protection group.  The technicians placed a “lock out-tag out” lock on each tank.  Residents will be responsible for contacting their propane provider for removal of these locks.
 
West Fork Road, Middle Fork Road, and the southern portion of North Fork Road are only open local traffic at this time.  Local traffic includes residents, authorized guests, workers and commercial vendors (such as propane companies) going to a specific property, public utility companies, and mail or delivery services.
 
The northern North Fork of the Teanaway remains at a Level 3 notice due to continued fire activity, with the road closed at the Lick Creek turnout.
 
Stay informed on evacuations and general fire information with the following resources:
Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center: (509) 933-8305
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kittitas-County-Sheriff-580139428811803/
Jolly Mountain Fire Information: (509) 596-2423
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/5496//
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jollymountainfireinfo/
WA Dept Fish & Wildlife: https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonFishWildlife/
WA Dept Fish & Wildlife Police: https://www.facebook.com/WDFWPolice/
 

Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us

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Contact: Jill Beedle, Public Information Officer
509-933-8305