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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Contact:
Vivian Eason, Public Information Officer, (360)867-2825, or email at easonv@co.thurston.wa.us 

Residents Who Can Verify Residency Allowed Back to Their Property
The level 3 evacuation remains in place

​OLYMPIA – Residents in the Scatter Creek Fire evacuation area can now return to their property if they can verify residency.

The level three evacuation still stands and anyone who cannot verify residency will not be allowed into the evacuation area.

Current Status:
The fires lines are currently holding while the Department of Natural Resources and local agency fire crews are responding with ground crews and air drops. The approximate area burned is 440 acres.

Puget Sound Energy is reporting 1005 people without power. For updates on power outages, visit: https://pse.com/accountsandservices/ServiceAlert/Pages/outage-map.aspx

The reunification site and shelter remains open at the Rochester LDS Church located at 18501 Paulson Street Southwest, Rochester.

Thurston County Public Works has shut down a number of roads in the area. For the most up to date road closures visit: http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/publicworks/2015/RoadStatusMap.aspx

The Rochester Soup Kitchen at 18214 Corvallis Street Southwest is open for displaced residents until 10:00 p.m. tonight and from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. 

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County Commissioners:

John Hutchings

District 1

Gary Edwards

District 2

Bud Blake

District 3