NEW | WA Wildfire | Yakima Canyon Fire | Update 1

ELLENSBURG, Wash. – A 50-75 acre fire has broken out off of SR 821 across Reds Fly Shop, a Yakima River guide company serving the Ellensburg area.   Eyewitnesses are beginning to report that the fire is said to be cresting the first ridge, east of I-82.

Law Enforcement is assisting residents with Level 1 and 2 evacuations southeast to Burbank.  The fire is burning in Yakima Canyon in Kittitas County.

Fire behavior is active with a moderate rate of spread.

SR 821 at Thrall Road is shutting down by Police.

Resources are beginning to pour into the area.

Limited information is available.

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