Mason County Wildfire Update 7/19/18

Fire crews continue to mop up the wildfires in Mason County. According to the latest update, firefighters are working inside the fires’ contaiment lines after hot spots were located by palm infrared last night. Crews will continue mop up operations into the evening. Firefighters will continue to locate hot spots throughout the night.

The Kings Landing fire (near Timberlakes) has burned approximately 50 acres and is 75% contained.
The Brockdale Road fire remains at three acres in size and 100% contained.

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Watch North Mason School Board

Watch the July 19, 2018 North Mason School Board meeting. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC provides a live video stream of the meeting beginning at 6:30 PM. During the meeting, public hearings will be held on budget extensions for the 2017-18 school year and the District’s proposed 2018-2019 budget .The North Mason School Board meets on the third Thursday of each month.

The meeting’s agenda is available by clicking here 

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Community Expo & Street Dance – Bite of Mason County Friday

The Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce is holding its Community & Street Dance – Bite of Mason County Friday in Downtown Shelton. This year, the entire event has been moved to Railroad Avenue from 1st to 5th Streets and the hours have been extended into the evening running 11 AM to 8 PM.

Returning this year is the Street Dance. At 5 PM, DJ SmyleZ will kick off the Street Dance, offering all ages fun until 8 PM.

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Drop in Distracted Driving Collisions

Washington State’s new distracted driving law enacted July 23, 2017, resulted in an increase of distracted driver contacts and decrease in distracted driver causing collisions throughout District 8.

Overall, the seven counties served by District 8 saw distracted driver contacts increase from 494 in July 2016 to June 2017 to 573 contacts in July 2016 to June 2017. During the same time frame, the district saw distracted driver causing collisions decrease from 75 to 56.

Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Pacific and Wahkiakum counties saw a decrease in distracted driver causing collisions from July 2016 to June 2017, as compared to July 2017 to June 2018. Grays Harbor was the only county that saw a decrease in the number of contacts and an increase in the number of collisions.

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Update on Mason County Wildfires

Fire officials have updated information on the two wildfires in Mason County. As of 8 PM Wednesday, firefighters finished containment line construction on both fires.

The Kings Landing fire (near Timberlakes) is approximately 46 acres in size and 60% contained. The size of this fire was reduced earlier Wednesday due to more accurate mapping.

The Brockdale Road Fire is three acres in size and 90% contained. These containment lines are reinforced with personnel mopping up hot spots.

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City Construction on Schedule

[VIDEO] The City of Shelton’s construction projects are on schedule with the Downtown Connector ahead of schedule. Public Works Director Craig Gregory updated the Shelton City Council Tuesday night. According to Gregory, Waunch Construction, the contractor for project to improve Alder Street/Olympic Highway North from 1st to C streets, hopes to get the project done by the end of October.

As for the other big traffic issue, Northcliff Road will remain closed for at least two more weeks.

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Watch Shelton City Council

Watch the July 17, 2018 Shelton City Council meeting. There are two ways to watch the first council meeting live at 7 PM: hcc.net/news and MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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Wildfires Burning in Mason County

There are wildfires burning in Mason County and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has established an Incident Response Team at Olympic Middle School in Shelton.

The King’s Landing Fire (reported about 4:30 PM Monday) is between Phillips Lake and Timber Lake off Bertelsen Road in the Agate area, has burned 62 acres, is about 30% contained and there is a TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) for that area due to unauthorized drones hampering arial firefighting efforts.
The Brockdale Fire started Monday at 10 PM, has burned 2.78 acres and is 40% contained.

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