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Highway 97 Open but Battle Continues

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The battle continues today for about 1,300 firefighters trying to douse flames in the Mile Marker 28 Fire burning near Goldendale that’s now 65 percent contained.

Firefighters are aiming for next Tuesday for full containment. Dan Omdal with the department of natural resources says they’re now using retardant dropped from helicopters. He says “that’s going to be a huge help for firefighters especially those trying to douse the hot spots.”

And after days of being closed Highway 97 between Toppenish and Goldendale is now open.

If you are driving over Satus Pass Today you should expect delays of up to one hour while a pilot car guides traffic through a 7-mile stretch of US 97 from the Yakima/Klickitat County line to Satus Pass. The speed limit will also be reduced to 40 mph along 13 miles of US 97 between the Yakima/Klickitat County line and Allen Creek Road.

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