Evacuation warnings have been downgraded for some parts of western Skamania County this morning as a forest fire burning on Archer Mountain moves north and east away from residences in the rural area several miles west of Skamania.A Level 3 (go now) evacuation order has been lifted on Smith Cripe Road and a series of private roads that feed into the county roadway, according to a statement from the Washington Department of Natural Resources and the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office. That area is now under a Level 2 (be ready to go) evacuation notice.Level 3 evacuation orders remain in place for those living on Franz Road and Archer Mountain Road. Evacuation orders for those living on Mabee Mines Road and on private roads connecting to it have been downgraded from Level 2 to Level 1 (be aware/get ready).About 40 houses remained threatened by the fire.The changes in warnings come as fire officials say the Archer Mountain Fire has grown from 25 acres to 75 acres, according to the DNR fire officials in Skamania County. Fire managers at the Eagle Creek Fire had estimated the size of the fire at 112 acres after an overflight of the area using infrared cameras, but DNR was basing its estimate on direct observations on the ground.The fire started at about 2 a.m. Tuesday after the Eagle Creek Fire apparently jumped the Columbia River and started burning on the south flank of Archer Mountain. The fire is burning in mature timber and forest brush in rocky, steep terrain, which is hindering efforts to bring it under control. As of this morning, the fire was completely uncontained.
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