GEORGE, WA (CelebrityAccess) — The Sasquatch Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State had a close call with a wildfire over Memorial Day weekend, forcing festival organizers to cancel some main stage shows.
According to the Seattle Times, the blaze, since named the Sunland Fire, started at approximately 3 PM on Sunday, prompting officials to issue a Level Three evacuation notice for a recreation area near Old Vantage Highway and Frenchman Coulee, which is just three miles to the south of the Amphitheatre.
Smoke from the fire was visible at the festival site and festival organizers pulled afternoon main stage sets by the bands Houndmouth and Saint Motel citing 'high winds', the Times said.
While difficult terrain and high winds hampered their efforts, firefighters managed to control the blaze by 9 PM on Sunday night.
“Our resources had a difficult time accessing the fire due to the terrain,” Kyle Foreman, public information officer for the Grant County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News. “So with the wind, it was able to grow in size.”