Boyd’s Fire burns three homes, threatens 120 more near Kettle Falls

UPDATE (8/14): Boyd’s Fire is now burning 2,922 acres with no containment.

UPDATE: Boyd’s Fire is burning close to 2,000 acres as of Monday afternoon. Hundreds of homes are threatened, and hundreds are without power.

Level 3 evacuations remain in place from Matsen Creek Rd. south to Barney’s Junction to Hwy. 20, including Apple Tree Ln, Mellenberger Rd., and Sherman Homes Rd.

Level 2 evacuations have been extended from Matson Creek Rd. to Boulder Creek Rd.

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The Boyd’s Fire is located 3 miles northwest of Kettle Falls, Washington. This weekend it was estimated to be burning about 3,000 acres, but that number was updated to 1,962 acres Sunday night due to more accurate mapping.

Three homes and several other buildings have been lost in the fire. According to the Incident Management Team, 120 homes are still in danger.

Level 3, or mandatory, evacuations are in effect for anyone west of the Columbia River in between Highway 20 and Matson Creek Rd.

Anyone north of Matson Creek Rd. to Boulder Creek Rd. is under a level two fire notice.

The Red Cross has opened a shelter at Kettle Falls High School. That’s located at 1275 Juniper St. Kettle Falls, Wa.

It’s unclear how many people are using the shelter, but an animal rescue team reported Sunday night that 5 dogs, 1 cat, and 3 bunnies were being housed there.