Level 3 evacuation issued in Douglas County due to brush fire

DOUGALS COUNTY, Wash. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office issued level three evacuation notices in the area after a fast-moving brush fire started Tuesday afternoon.

The evacuation was issued for Road K Northeast south from State Route 17 towards Road 19 Northeast. Level three evacuations mean all people in the area should leave immediately. Officials said the American Red Cross will set up shelter for evacuees at Bridgeport High School. 

The fire is currently burning on both sides of State Route 17 11 miles south of Bridgeport. Officials urge the public to avoid the area until further notice.

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available. 

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