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Sockeye Fire 90 percent contained

Containment of the fire perimeter is 90 percent, while the acres burned have dropped to 7,220 due to better mapping. Pockets of unburned vegetation within the fire perimeter continue smoldering, and isolated flare-ups may occur. Warmer and dryer weather is forecasted for the next two days. Residents might see more smoke as a result. Hot […]

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Sockeye Fire now 79 percent contained

All evacuation and road closures have been lifted for the Sockeye Fire. Willow Creek campground is also re-opened. Law enforcement officials will continue patrolling residential areas. Hot ash pits, falling trees, and health risks associated with smoke remain hazardous to anyone in a burned area. Returning residents are advised to wear gloves, protective clothing and […]

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Sockeye Fire now 53 percent contained

Cooler temperatures and higher humidity have allowed firefighters to complete and secure fire lines along portions of the north, northeast, south and west flanks. Fire containment has jumped to 53%. Re-entry of residents within the fire perimeter is going smoothly. Today crews will continue mop up operations around the remaining fire perimeter. Isolated pockets of […]

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