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Evacuations lowered for 162-acre Double J fire near Republic

The fire is being called the Double J Fire and is burning near Highway 21.

REPUBLIC, Wash. — Evacuation orders have been lowered for areas near the 162-acre Double J fire burning northeast of Republic, Washington in Ferry County.

According to Ryan Rodruck with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, the fire is being called the Double J Fire and is burning near Highway 21.  

The Ferry County Sheriff’s Office lowered some evacuation orders Level 2 evacuations are in place for Herron Creek, Springridge Road, Goa Way, Grizzly Loop, Timothy Lane, Hamadryad Lane, Dylan’s Way and O’leary Way. This means people in the area should be ready to leave at a moment's notice.

DNR has ground and air crews on scene.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.