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Night fire burning in Naches. (Credit: YCOEM)

Incident Summary

A vegetation fire broke out around midnight on Sunday, July 2, 2017, in the Naches area in Yakima, Washington.

It was reported as burning on the North face of the hill facing Highway 12.

Cause is unknown at this time.

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The fire is said to be currently at 500 acres. The cause is currently unknown.


Several homes in the area are currently under direct threat.


Around 0700 hours, more evacuations were occurring on Craig Road with the fire proceeding to move above Highway 12 on the North side of the hill.   Evacuations of South Naches Road is closed between Ranger Road and Rosenkranz Roads.

At 0800 hours, Yakima County Emergency Management:  Riddle Road, Klockhammer Road, and Craig Road  has been downgraded to a Level 2 (Be Set).


Local district crews were battling the fire as the it continued to move up the hillside, a State Mobe was requested and several hours later approved.  This is to help with additional manpower.

On Sunday, State Mobe resources began pouring into the area from Thurston and Spokane Counties.  (Video of crews working the hillside. Credit:  Spokane Co Fire Dist. 8/Facebook)

Firefighters from the Spartan Fire and Southern Canyon Fire were pulled off these wildfires that are nearly contained and reassigned to the Naches Fire.

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