Big Fires May Be Contained By The Weekend
Fires are still burning in the state but the recent rain and lower temperatures are helping firefighters get a handle on two of the largest fires in the state. The Snag Canyon fire burning near Ellensburg is now 81% contained with more than 500 personnel on the scene battling the blaze. The South Cle Elum fire is estimated at 894 acres and is 77% contained. More than 300 firefighters are working on that fire. They say the fires won't be totally out until there's a heavy, soaking rain this fall but they're hoping for full containment on both fires by the end of the week or the weekend. No Structures were have burned in the South Cle Elum fire but 22 structures, including 10 homes have been lost in the Snag Canyon Fire near Ellensburg.