Wildfire along US 12 prompts level 2 ‘be set’ evacuation notices

WHITE PASS, Wash. — Emergency management officials announced level 2 evacuations Tuesday morning for the Rimrock Lake and Clear Lake areas due to a wildfire burning along US 12 near White Pass.

Officials say the Cold Creek Fire is burning on both sides of the highway between Dog Lake and Clear Lake.

** Official Cold Creek Fire Information – 9/15/20 at 1105am ** Level 2 "Be Set" Evacuation Notices are in effect due…

Posted by Yakima Valley Emergency Management on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Washington State Department of Transportation said US 12 is closed in both directions between milepost 183, about eight miles west of Naches, and SR 123, about 12 miles west of the White Pass summit.

There is no estimated time for reopening.

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US 12 is closed to both East and Westbound travel. The fire broke out about 5 miles east of the ski area last night….

Posted by White Pass Ski Area on Tuesday, September 15, 2020