UPDATE 2 – 0945 PDT
The Yakima Canyon Fire has officially changed their incident name to the SCORPION COULEE FIRE which was burning on Yakima Canyon Road in the Yakima River on the Kittitas County side.
Fire has destroyed 300 acres with an unknown containment status but we are guessing from information from eyewitness accounts – that the fire may be fully contained. Crews worked throughout the night in battling this blaze.
Sightings by those in the area, reported the fire cresting the ridge top and wind blowing flames south on the Eaton ranch.
The Incident Command Post or ICP is located at the reds Fly Shop on SR 821 in Ellensburg.
Resources assigned to this incident included four DNR units. Reports of some resources being released at 0400 hours were unconfirmed. Others stated as of this morning update, there were no other signs of smoke or fire on the ridges seen.
The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office issued and worked to evacuate residents last night during Level 1 and 2 orders.
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