WA: Couple evacuated from state park due to fire

VANTAGE, Wash. — Sirens and shouts of a level 3 evacuation is what Carey Meyer and his wife Becky woke to Tuesday morning.

The Rye Grass Coulee Fire prompted evacuations for all of Vantage. Those evacuations were lowered to a level two around 12:15 p.m. This means residents should be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. The fire is burning 1,000 acres and is zero percent contained. I-90 reopened at noon.

Carey Meyer said it was around 3:30 a.m. when they were evacuated along with other families staying at Wanapum State Park. There was no time to grab everything they needed.

Read the full story from KREM.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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