The Carlton Complex Fire lit up the night sky as it burned in July of 2014.
Here are more photos from the continuing Mills Canyon Fire burning from the Entiat Valley south towards Wenatchee. US 97A reopened this evening after a closure of a little more than 24 hours.
The Mills Canyon Fire continues to burn in the Entiat Valley between Wenatchee and Chelan. It continued east, crested the hill above the highway, and forced the closure of US 97A.
More photos from the Mills Canyon Fire:
Check out our prior Mills Canyon Fire post.
The Mills Canyon Fire began Tuesday around the middle of the day and quickly became a major fire that was sure to dominate the news in the region for awhile. Not too long after it began, its plume of white smoke could easily be seen against the blue sky for miles around.
Mills Canyon Road, the turn off to Mills Canyon from Entiat River Road, sits just over three miles up the valley from Entiat, the Columbia River, and Highway 97A. The road is popular with those looking to get out in wilderness but still stay close to home as it is relatively close to Wenatchee, Chelan, and of course Entiat.
The fire grew over the course of the afternoon and after first burning in a south and south west direction, turned and headed east, back in the direction of the Columbia River.