Bolt Creek Fire near US 2 is hampered by heavy smoke.

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Dense smoke makes it hard to tackle the out-of-control Bolt Creek Fire near Skykomish and Index. The smog hinders firefighters' visibility.

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At around 5:15 in the morning, a report of a fire was received. a blaze that began on September 10 and has shown no sign of putting itself out.

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The damage caused by the fire was assessed by the authorities to be between 7,600 and 8,000 acres as of Monday night.

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2% of the fire has been contained, according to InciWeb. 400 dwellings have burned. No injuries have been reported.

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The regions north of US 2 from Skykomish to Baring, as well as Index, are now under orders to evacuate at the highest possible level 3, which has already been implemented.

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The authorities said that as of Sunday, almost half of the people who lived in the Level 3 evacuation zone had not yet left their homes.

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In the event that the fire unexpectedly reverses direction, firefighters are advising everyone in Level 3 evacuation zones to escape the area as quickly as possible.

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Helping individuals and making sure they are safe takes time away from battling the fire, and the flame is still active.

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Ben Shearer, the public relations officer for the incidents management team, said, "We'd encourage them to reconsider."

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Shearer said that the little village of Grotto was where the fire was at its most intensity, and that they were working to safeguard both people and their property.

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