Well, a few weeks ago I was just saying to someone that while 2020 has been a terrible year in so many ways, at least we weren't battling wildfires to a great extent in our region. What a difference a couple of weeks makes. The Evans Canyon Fire continues to rage on today, just days after starting. As of about 3 pm Friday afternoon, it is said to have burned nearly 70,000 acres and is growing - with only an estimated 10% containment.

Horace Ward, Operations Manager for the Yakima Valley Emergency Management put out a press release this afternoon, alerting interested media and citizens alike, about a Virtual Meeting to take place at 5 pm today.

You are invited to attend a virtual community meeting for the Evans Canyon Fire tonight at 5pm which will be hosted by Pacific Northwest Team 12 and Yakima Valley Emergency Management on the Southeast Washington Interagency Management Team Facebook Page.

You can join the Facebook Live video by clicking this link: CLICK HERE

These agencies are working hard to keep everyone informed as much as possible. Here's a quick glance at their latest post - as of about 3 pm Friday. Click on the link under the screenshot below to go directly to the page - so that you can enlarge and read about what's going on and evaluate the detailed map of the progression of the fire, evacuation levels, and other important information.

screenshot via Facebook

CLICK HERE FOR LINK

The host agency will be taking questions at the end of the presentation, so if you have any questions, that will be the time to have them answered. If you're not able to catch the meeting LIVE, it will be available for viewing afterward.

Feel free to share the link to this article on your social media to get the word out.

PLEASE BE SAFE THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND!