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Wildfire Updates On Snag Canyon and Cle Elum Ridge

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 YAKIMA, Wa.- The Snag Canyon fire has burned more than 12,000 acres, with a total of 850 fire crews and volunteers now working to knock down these fires. As of Thursday morning the fire is 60% contained

     With the cooler temperatures yesterday and rain showers officials say they'll take advantage of this weather using the wet ground to construct more fire lines on the northern ridges. However a flash flood warning has been put into effect for Wednesday night and Thursday in the snag canyon area.

     On Wednesday fire crews worked at building stronger containment lines along the eastern and southern ridges, as well as finding any potential areas that could be housing heat pockets or areas that the fire could thrive off of.

   The wildfire burning outside of Cle Elum has burned almost 900 acres since it began last week, but officials say the fire is burning with less intensity and winds have helped push the fire in on itself on the west side. Up slope winds helped to stop the fire from progressing on the east side of the ridge.

     Fire crews have been able to reach a containment level of 24 percent, however there has been a campfire ban put into effect for the area, as well as all state and private forested lands.


     The Kittitas County public meeting tonight on the Snag Canyon fires has been postponed, but for any immediate updates on the fires you can go to inciweb.nwcg.gov .


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