Contact Us

(Updated 10:30 a.m. ) Smoke Fills Yakima Area As Fires Continue Burning, Keeping Firefighters Busy

Fire Burns Out Of Control In Los Angeles County
Getty Images

The Norse Peak and American Fires burning near Cliffdell are slowly growing as firefighters continue battling flames. The Norse Peak, Union Creek and Fire 367 have grown together and the blaze is now estimated at 13,367 acres The American fire is 325 acres.

Firefighters also continue the battle against the Jolly Mountain Fire burning northwest of Cle Elum. It’s now at estimated at 9, 386 acres. Fire officials say the fire moved about 3 miles to the east, prompting the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office to issue Level 3 evacuation notices for residents and recreationalists in the Teanaway River corridor.  The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest extended its closure area all the way to Highway 97 to the east.

The Jolly Mountain fire burning near Cle Elum is forcing evacuations. The fire has grown to about 12 square miles or more than 9,000 acres. Officials in Kittitas County says they’ve ordered evacuations in the Middle Fork Teanaway area that’s impacting 154 homes. Officials say half of the homes are primary homes and others are cabins and vacation homes.

Best of KIT

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalkkit.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KIT VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KIT VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.