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19 Structures Now Lost in Snag Canyon Fire Near Ellensburg

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The Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center is working to assess damage from a wildfire north of Ellensburg. The Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center is working to assess damage from a wildfire north of Ellensburg.
ELLENSBURG, WA. - The Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center is working to assess damage from a wildfire north of Ellensburg.

An assessment team has confirmed 19 structures have been burned in the Snag Canyon Fire, including eight homes or cabins and 11 other structures.

The EOC has also lowered the evacuation notice for West Sun East Road from a level 3 to level 2. Only residents in the non-burned area will be allowed past the roadblock at Smithson Road and Robbins Road. All residents are asked to stay off the roads as much as possible as fire personnel are still working in the area.

All other evacuation levels remain the same. Schnebly Canyon and Coleman Canyon, along with the burned-area of Sun East, are Level 3 (approximately 22 homes).  Cooke Canyon, Wilson Creek Road and Naneum Road (north of Charlton Road) and the southwestern portion of Sun East are Level 2 (approximately 104 homes).  Colockum Pass Road and Wilson Creek Road and Naneum Road (south of Charlton) remain at Level 1 (approximately 122 homes).

The emergency shelter at the fairgrounds is continuing to house evacuated animals. The shelter also needs volunteers to assist with many different tasks. If you are interested, call the fairgrounds at 509-933-8399.

560 firefighters are currently battling the 8,400 acre fire, it is 10% contained. The fire sparked August 2 after lightning in the area. There have been no reports of any injuries. 
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