Bolt Creek Fire mitigation closes US 2 again
Starting at noon Thursday a portion of US Highway 2 will be closed again as the Northwest Region Department of Natural Resources and local firefighters continue to battle the Bolt Creek Fire.
The Washington State Department on Natural Resources announced that they would be closing US 2 again from milepost 46 to milepost 49.
WSDOT said that the road should be reopened by 5:00 p.m. but that could change depending on how long it takes crews to do the mitigation work they need to do.
‼️ US 2 ANNOUNCEMENT: Beginning at 12 p.m. tomorrow (10/13) crews will again close US 2 btwn MP 46-49 for fire mitigation activity near the road. The goal is to reopen around 5 p.m. but remember this is an active situation so the closure could go longer. We will keep you updated.
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The Bolt Creek Fire has burned 13,278 acres and is 36% contained as of Oct. 12.