This page was last updated September 11, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

WorldAware is following developments of the Sumner Grade Fire in Pierce County, Washington located 13 miles southeast of Tacoma. At least four structures have been destroyed as a result of the fire. As of Sept. 11, some residents in the impacted parts of Pierce County may return. Depending on the progression of the wildfire, the status of nearby roads could change over the coming hours and days; authorities could close additional routes near the wildfires and evacuate more communities due to fire activity and the needs of response operators. Traffic flows could also be disrupted during re-entry periods after authorities lift evacuation orders. Low visibility from smoke and possible ashfall could contribute to traffic delays and congestion in the region.

Intelligence Alerts

September 11, 2020 at 9:11 a.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue to work to contain Sumner Grade fire in Pierce County, Wash., US, early Sept. 11. Some residents return.

September 9, 2020 at 11:03 a.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews working to contain Sumner Grade fire in Pierce County near Tacoma, Washington, US, as of Sept. 9. Evacuations underway.

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