UPDATE: Union Valley Fire now 20 percent contained - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Union Valley Fire now 20 percent contained

CHELAN, Wash.- According to the Public Information Officer for the Union Valley fire, fire crews have contained about 20 percent of the 500 acre fire. That's good news for firefighters and residents alike.

All Level 3 evacuations have been reduced to Level 2 notifications, which means residents in the area should be ready to leave just in case.

Fire officials say as of 8 p.m. Wednesday, the Union Valley Fire was fairly inactive. Some smoke remained visible well into the evening from the end of McGinty Road.

Chelan County Fire District 7 is in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources and the Chelan County Sheriff's Office in unified command. Washington Incident Management Team 3 assumed management of the suppression actions as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, working under the existing unified command structure.

The current state of the fire is 20 percent contained. There are approximately 170 fire personnel assigned to the fire.

Deputies have contacted approximately 120-140 residences through the evacuation notice.

Anyone having concerns for their properties or friends in the area should call 682-2588 or 667-6867 for more information.

The Union Valley fire has had little to no impact to the recreational opportunities in the Chelan Valley.

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