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The original item was published from 8/23/2016 8:11:21 PM to 9/7/2016 12:00:07 AM.

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Evacuation level downgraded to level one for Spokane Complex Fires

At 8:00 PM Spokane County Sherriff Ozzie Knezovich issued the following statement, “Through coordination with the Fire Management Team, The Spokane County Sherriff’s Office has downgraded the evacuation level for the Yale Road Fire to a level one. This downgrade has been made possible by the efforts of firefighters, law enforcement, and all the great community support and volunteers.”

For those returning for the first time since the evacuation, residents are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings and survey their property as the landscape may have changed.

Here is a link to a map showing the level one evacuation area:

Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn, representing the citizens of District 2, where the Yale Road Fire is located adds, “During the last three days, I have had a front row seat to the coordinated effort by area firefighters and emergency management staff who have worked around the clock to knock down the devastating Spokane Complex fires. The level of commitment from these individuals along with the staff at the Spokane County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, County GIS department, SCRAPS, and many others combined with the support of the surrounding community has been nothing short of remarkable. On behalf of Spokane County I would like to thank these men and women for their tremendous efforts.”

Greater Spokane Emergency Management is seeking information from Spokane County residents and businesses that have suffered damage or losses due to the Spokane Complex fires.
Damage assessment forms are available for owners, renters, and businesses at:
The information you provide will be used to identify unmet needs and seek appropriate assistance through community resources to those who qualify.
REMEMBER – 1,2,3 Evacuation Levels means Ready, Set, Go!

Please go to www.GSEM.US for the latest Information, Alerts, Evacuation Levels, and Boundaries.

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