Residents near Lake Whatcom issued Level 2 Evacuation Notice
Residents on Blue Canyon Road near Lake Whatcom in Western Washington have been issued a Level 2 Evacuation Warning as crews fight a roughly 30-acre fire that was likely started by lighting on Monday evening.
According to a statement posted on the app Watch Duty, Chris Hankey, public information officer for the fire response, said the fire spread to areas above the homes, exposing them to possible falling debris. Residents should be prepared to evacuate if instructed.
The fire is currently in the steep slopes of the south side of Lake Whatcom, above Blue Canyon Road. The Department of Natural Resources is scooping water from the lake for the fire. All boat launches and drone use are forbidden.