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Firefighters Busy Containing Northwest Wildfires

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters have fully contained a wildfire that burned across a square mile near Ellensburg.

The fire was reported at about midnight Wednesday and blackened an estimated 700 acres before firefighters contained it Thursday

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Taylor Bridge Fire Fully Contained

AP-Firefighting officials say a stubborn wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in central Washington has been completely contained after a two-week fight.

Spokesmen for the Taylor Bridge Fire announced full containment Tuesday evening

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Containment Date of Taylor Bridge Fire Pushed Back

It's a tough fight with the Taylor Bridge fire and it's not yet under control. Firefighters were hoping that would happen today. But that target date for full containment has now been pushed back to August 29 that's next Wednesday

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Taylor Bridge Fire Nearly Full Containment

Washington (AP) Fire crews have reached 57 percent containment on a central Washington wildfire that has burned dozens of homes.

The Taylor Bridge fire east of Cle Elum, Wash., has burned across more than 36 square miles or 23,000 acres of grass, sagebrush and timber

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Some Taylor Bridge Residents Returning to Their Homes

Some residents forced to flee the Taylor Bridge Fire were allowed to return home on Thursday, but the fire raged on, leaving much of Kittitas County on edge.

Fueled by hotter temperatures and shifting winds, new flames advanced north toward Bettas Road

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Cle Elum and Ellensburg Residents get Details About Taylor Bridge Fire

Residents lined up Wednesday evening, just hoping for any more news on the fire that has literally changed their lives.

"It used to be right in the valley could see it from my house but I can’t now just basically trying to get some more information on it," said Conner Thompson, a resident of Ellensburg

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Firefighters Battles on the Cle Elum’s Taylor Bridge Wildfire

Firefighters continue to battle the Taylor Bridge fire burned across more than 40 square miles and now at 10 percent containment. Investigators are confident that it started a bridge construction site on Taylor Road in Cle Elum

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Crews Clearing Rockslides That Block Canyon Highway

 

The Department of Transportation hopes to have SR 821 open by late Thursday.

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Brian’s Blog: Summer Camp Stories

 

Attending a sleep over summer camp is a rite of passage for many Yakima Valley kids. What are some of your summer camp memories?

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Loose Cooler Causes Highway Accident, Takes Life Of Infant.

A 6-month-old died at a Yakima hospital following a crash Sunday afternoon on I-82 south of Ellensburg.

Police say a car lost a cooler which landed in the road. A car driven by 23-year-old, Wesley Fletcher slowed down to avoid the cooler

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