Disaster Alert: Wildfires in Washington and Oregon

Disaster Alert

Washington – Lightning strikes caused wildfires that threatened scores of homes and prompted the evacuation of local residents in Chelan, Douglas and Yakima Counties on Sunday.

The Apple Valley Chapter deployed team members, opened two shelters and provided Mass Care for emergency responders.

Team members from the Yakima Valley Chapter provided Mass Care to emergency personnel.

Oregon – Dry lightning strikes were responsible for The Pole Creek wildfire that destroyed hundreds of acres threatened homes and prompted evacuations in Deschutes County Oregon since Sunday.

The Oregon Trail Chapter is closely monitoring event and is working with the Oregon Mountain River Chapter to communicate with local Emergency Management and place human and material support on standby to assist, if needed.

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