Larch Mountain fire continues growing in Clark County, prompting warnings to be ready to evacuate

Oregon Public Broadcasting
October 11, 2022
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

Washington—About a hundred homes in eastern Clark County are under Level 1 — ‘be ready’ — evacuation orders because of the fire on Larch Mountain. Officials say just over a dozen homes are under Level 2 — ‘get set’ — orders. The ‘Nakia Creek Fire’ that started on Sunday has tripled in size, reaching about 250 acres by Monday night. Despite some extreme fire behavior Monday, crews said they were making good progress on containing it. As of Tuesday morning, there were no mandatory evacuations in place. Residents can get the latest evacuation information by signing up for Clark Regional Public Alerts. Officials say that all access between the L-1600 Road at the Jones Creek ORV Trailhead and the L-1500 Road at Four Corners is closed. All motorized trails in the Jones Creek and Hagen Creek systems, as well as the Larch Mountain Trailhead, also are closed.

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