Evacuation levels updated as Bolt Creek Fire movement slows

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With movement of the Bolt Creek Fire slowing over the past 48 hours, the King County Sheriff’s Office announced evacuation level changes for several areas of King and Snohomish counties on Saturday afternoon.

As of 2 p.m., Baring, Grotto and the area along Highway 2 east to the Money Creek tunnel are under a Level 2 evacuation notice — meaning to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. These areas were formerly under Level 3, meaning leave now.

The area from the west side of the Money Creek tunnel to milepost 48 and Beckler River Road is under a Level 3 evacuation notice.

Index and Skykomish remain under Level 1 evacuation notices, meaning residents should be aware of fire danger and start preparing to leave.

There are no other evacuation notices for occupied areas of Snohomish County.

Highway 2 is still closed from just east of Index-Galena Road to Fifth Street in Skykomish. Highway access is permitted for residents who show proper identification.

The highway is closed to all from the west end of the Money Creek tunnel to Fifth Street in Skykomish.

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