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PHOTOS: Scenes from the Bolt Creek wildfire

Staff photographers have traveled across Snohomish County to capture the forrest fire’s impact.

SNOHMISH COUNTY — Herald staff photographers have traveled across Snohomish County to capture the impact of the Bolt Creek wildfire. Here’s a selection of their photos.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

A sign thanking firefighters is displayed along an empty Index Avenue on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Index, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A sign thanking firefighters is displayed along an empty Index Avenue on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Index, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

An empty playground at the Index School on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Index, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

An empty playground at the Index School on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Index, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The North Fork Skykomish River passes through Index on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The North Fork Skykomish River passes through Index on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Index mayor Norm Johnson (left) and town maintenance man Sean “Rib” Horst stand in front of the Index Town Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Ellen Dennis / The Herald)

Index mayor Norm Johnson (left) and town maintenance man Sean “Rib” Horst stand in front of the Index Town Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Ellen Dennis / The Herald)

Monday, Sept. 12

Highway 2 remains closed east of Gold Bar, Washington due to the Bolt Creek fire Monday morning near Index, Washington on September 12, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald

Highway 2 remains closed east of Gold Bar, Washington due to the Bolt Creek fire Monday morning near Index, Washington on September 12, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald

Smoke from the Bolt Creek fire silhouettes mountain ridge and tree layers just outside of Index on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Smoke from the Bolt Creek fire silhouettes mountain ridge and tree layers just outside of Index on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Sarah Knauss evacuated from her home in Index due to the Bolt Creek fire and is currently camping in the parking lot of Gold Bar Family Grocer. Photographed in Gold Bar, Washington on Sept. 12, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald

Sarah Knauss evacuated from her home in Index due to the Bolt Creek fire and is currently camping in the parking lot of Gold Bar Family Grocer. Photographed in Gold Bar, Washington on Sept. 12, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald

Sunday, Sept. 11

Phillip Spence, of Tractor Supply Co. in Monroe, unloads a pallet of water jugs donated by the company alongside Emilio Gomez and Michael Bilodeau on Sunday, Sep. 11, 2022, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Phillip Spence, of Tractor Supply Co. in Monroe, unloads a pallet of water jugs donated by the company alongside Emilio Gomez and Michael Bilodeau on Sunday, Sep. 11, 2022, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Emergency responders from numerous agencies work together at the Bolt Creek Fire incident command inside a barn on Sunday, Sep. 11, 2022, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Emergency responders from numerous agencies work together at the Bolt Creek Fire incident command inside a barn on Sunday, Sep. 11, 2022, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Michael Long, who runs Old Truck Barbecue part time out of Lake Stevens, prepares bbq chicken burritos for emergency responders on Sunday, Sep. 11, 2022, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. Long and two of his sons, Jonathan and Anthony, were expecting to feed roughly 400 people on Sunday. Long said he wanted to help during the Bolt Creek Fire because his parents lost their Oregon home to a wildfire two years ago and he wants to show emergency responders his appreciation for the work they do. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Michael Long, who runs Old Truck Barbecue part time out of Lake Stevens, prepares bbq chicken burritos for emergency responders on Sunday, Sep. 11, 2022, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. Long and two of his sons, Jonathan and Anthony, were expecting to feed roughly 400 people on Sunday. Long said he wanted to help during the Bolt Creek Fire because his parents lost their Oregon home to a wildfire two years ago and he wants to show emergency responders his appreciation for the work they do. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Doneatta Godinez and Nikki Prather, both of Gold Bar, take care of their horses at a stable on Sunday, Sep. 11, 2022, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. Godinez brought 10 of her horses to the emergency stables at the fairgrounds in response to the Bolt Creek Fire, and Prather brought two. Both still have animals back on their properties near the site of the fire and are prepared to evacuate them as well if the flames moves closer. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Doneatta Godinez and Nikki Prather, both of Gold Bar, take care of their horses at a stable on Sunday, Sep. 11, 2022, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. Godinez brought 10 of her horses to the emergency stables at the fairgrounds in response to the Bolt Creek Fire, and Prather brought two. Both still have animals back on their properties near the site of the fire and are prepared to evacuate them as well if the flames moves closer. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Brother and sister Forest and Sierra Meichtry set up a tent in preparation for staying overnight as they work for Bishop Services, who are providing mobile showers for firefighters camped at the fairgrounds on Sunday, Sep. 11, 2022, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Brother and sister Forest and Sierra Meichtry set up a tent in preparation for staying overnight as they work for Bishop Services, who are providing mobile showers for firefighters camped at the fairgrounds on Sunday, Sep. 11, 2022, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

From left, Mary Ayers and Robin Araniva deliver donated wood shavings for animal bedding with the help of Randy Hoyt and Todd McNeal of the Snohomish County Parks Department on Sunday, Sep. 11, 2022, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

From left, Mary Ayers and Robin Araniva deliver donated wood shavings for animal bedding with the help of Randy Hoyt and Todd McNeal of the Snohomish County Parks Department on Sunday, Sep. 11, 2022, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Saturday, Sept. 10

State trooper Isaiah Oliver speaks to a BNSF worker at mile marker 31.7 as road closures and evacuations mount in response to the Bolt Creek Fire on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, on U.S. 2 near Index, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

State trooper Isaiah Oliver speaks to a BNSF worker at mile marker 31.7 as road closures and evacuations mount in response to the Bolt Creek Fire on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, on U.S. 2 near Index, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Vehicles evacuate westward through Sultan as road closures and evacuations mount in response to the Bolt Creek Fire on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, on U.S. 2 near Sultan, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Vehicles evacuate westward through Sultan as road closures and evacuations mount in response to the Bolt Creek Fire on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, on U.S. 2 near Sultan, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The sun illuminates smoke in the air during the Bolt Creek Fire on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, along U.S. 2 near Index, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The sun illuminates smoke in the air during the Bolt Creek Fire on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, along U.S. 2 near Index, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Fire crews from multiple regional agencies speed towards Index along U.S. Highway 2 near Monroe, Washington as the Bolt Creek Fire forces evacuations on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Fire crews from multiple regional agencies speed towards Index along U.S. Highway 2 near Monroe, Washington as the Bolt Creek Fire forces evacuations on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue spokesperson Peter Mongillo speaks with a reporter as a television crew reports on the Bolt Creek Fire in the background on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, at Zeke’s Drive In near Index, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue spokesperson Peter Mongillo speaks with a reporter as a television crew reports on the Bolt Creek Fire in the background on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, at Zeke’s Drive In near Index, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

A firefighting helicopter carries a bucket of water from a nearby river to the Bolt Creek Fire on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, on U.S. Highway 2 near Index, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

A firefighting helicopter carries a bucket of water from a nearby river to the Bolt Creek Fire on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, on U.S. Highway 2 near Index, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Trevor Meakin helps his mother Robyn and father Al down the steps of the Startup Event Center before making their way to Monroe in search for a hotel for them and there three cats after being displaced from their Baring home by the Bolt Creek Fire on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, in Startup, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Trevor Meakin helps his mother Robyn and father Al down the steps of the Startup Event Center before making their way to Monroe in search for a hotel for them and there three cats after being displaced from their Baring home by the Bolt Creek Fire on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, in Startup, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Smoke shrouds the hilltops as the Bolt Creek Fire burns through thick forest on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, on U.S. Highway 2 near Index, Washington. Areas around the fire had little to no visibility for firefighting crews to work with. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Smoke shrouds the hilltops as the Bolt Creek Fire burns through thick forest on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, on U.S. Highway 2 near Index, Washington. Areas around the fire had little to no visibility for firefighting crews to work with. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Friday, Sept. 9

Cars drive along a smokey Mountain Loop Highway on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022 in Granite Falls, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Cars drive along a smokey Mountain Loop Highway on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022 in Granite Falls, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

People sit on paddle boards out on Lake Stevens where smoke has settled on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

People sit on paddle boards out on Lake Stevens where smoke has settled on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Ferries cross path in the waters of Possession Sound through the smoke and haze of the Darrington wildfires in Mukilteo, Washington on September 9, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Ferries cross path in the waters of Possession Sound through the smoke and haze of the Darrington wildfires in Mukilteo, Washington on September 9, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

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