Evacuations lifted in Layton but wildfire still threatening homes


UPDATE (9/6/19 9 a.m.)

Acres burned: 128

Containment: 76%

Cause: under investigation

UPDATE (9/4/19 9 a.m.)- The fire has burned 128 acres and is still 0% contained.

UPDATE (9/3/19 7:30 p.m.)- Evacuations for those areas still under the evacuation order were lifted at 7:30 pm.

UPDATE (9/3/19 11:15 a.m.) – Evacuations lifted in the following areas: 1850 North, Maxine Drive, 3300 East and Boulder Drive.

Those on Fernwood Drive, Fernwood Circle and Snoqualmie Drive are still evacuated.

LAYTON (ABC4 News)- Fire officials released new numbers on the Snoqualmie Fire that has been burning in Layton.

The fire has burned more than 117 acres, 120 homes have been evacuated, however, no structures are currently threatened.

Crews responded to the wildfire Monday night.

Fire officials said the fire was reported just before 10 p.m. at the Fernwood Trailhead, that’s the east benches in Layton.

Air support will be dumping water on the mountain and officials said crews will not used retardant as it could contaminate a nearby watershed.

Mandatory evacuations are in place for the following areas: Mandatory evacuations are in place for the following areas: All of Snoqualmie Cir, Fernwood Dr east of 3200 East, and Fernwood Cir; All addresses east of Valley View Drive on Boulder Dr, Maxine Dr, and 1850 North in Layton.

Those evacuated are being asked to go to the Mountain View Baptist Church at 2585 East Hwy 89.

Here’s the latest from fire crews:

This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as more information becomes available.

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