Level 3 evacuations issued for Bissell Fire


STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. -Update 6:35am: Fire has grown overnight to 200 acres. Level 3 Evacuations still in place.

Level three evacuations have been issued in Stevens County as firefighters battle the Bissell Fire near Hunters, Washington. 

The latest from DNR is that the fire is at 50 acres and no structures have been lost. 

Level 3 evacuations were issued just after 8:00 p.m. as the fire grew quickly. The evacuation area consists of all residents within a mile radius of 3987 Bissell Road.

Initially, firefighters estimated the size to be 100 acres, but soon adjusted it to 50 acres. The Red Cross has set up a shelter at Hunters School, 4961B Hunters Co Shop Rd, Hunters, WA 99137 for those who have been evacuated. 

DNR says the fire is threatening homes, and they have helicopters and air tankers on the way to help with the fight. 

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