Campers at Clear Lake Grace Brethren Camp near White’s Pass, Wash., have been evacuated as a precaution due to the Miriam Fire. The fire, apparently caused by a lightning strike, began on Monday about three miles southeast of the White Pass ski area. It reportedly has already blackened about 35 acres of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
Children and employees from the Grace Brethren camp, as well as those at Camp Dudley, Camp Zarahemla, Camp Prime Time, and all campsites located around Clear Lake, were evacuated under a Level 3 order. Students were taken to a local YMCA, where they were picked up by their families.
For more information, see:
About 400 children and employees evacuating summer camps due to Miriam fire (Yakima, Wash., Herald, July 31, 2018)
Miriam fire may threaten Clear Lake campers, Pacific Crest Trail closed (Yakima, Wash., Herald, July 31, 2018)
Summer camps safely evacuated in wake of Miriam Fire near White Pass Ski Resort (KNDO NBC 23, July 31, 2018)
Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management Facebook page.
Featured image: Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management photo taken from Camp Dudley showing the #MiriamFire proximity to Clear Lake