Evacuations lifted, containment grows on fire west of Medical Lake

Evacuations lifted, containment grows on fire west of Medical Lake

UPDATE:

All evacuation orders were lifted for the Tucker Prairie Fire at 8:00 p.m. According to PIO Guy Gifford, the fire is completely trailed and 50 percent contained, as of Sunday night.

—————————————————————————————————————————————-A fire that began Sunday afternoon in the Tucker Prairie area is now about 10 acres. Level 3, or mandatory, evacuations were ordered around 5:00 p.m. but lowered to Level 2 shortly after.

Those living on Tucker Prairie Road, Ben Appel, Jackie Road and Carston Road should be ready to go at a moment’s notice.

The Department of Natural Resources is investigating how the fire, named the Tucker Fire, started. DNR crews are also on scene assisting local firefighters.

Crews have a road block at Tucker Prairie Rd and South Jackie Rd.

Evacuations lifted, containment grows on fire west of Medical Lake