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Taylor Bridge Firefighters Evacuated Fire Area on Foot

CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) — Fire commanders say a firefighter is recovering at home for a few days after suffering minor facial burns Wednesday at the Taylor Bridge Fire in central Washington.

Fire officials said in a statement Thursday that members of an engine crew attempted to leave an area where a tree had torched with flames, but found their vehicle wouldn't start

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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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Community Leaders Meet With Taylor Bridge Fire Victims

900 firefighters battling the Taylor Bridge Fire are making progress. Containment is now at 25 percent. Published reports say full containment could be expected within five to seven days.

Meetings took place Wednesday to help those affected by the Taylor Bridge Fire

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Here’s How to Donate to Taylor Bridge Fire Victims

If you are looking to help and donate in this great cause, here is the information that can help you:

The Holiday Inn in Ellensburg at 1620 Canyon Road is currently taking material donations for all fire victims on behalf of American Red Cross

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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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Ellensburg Armory Remodeling Project Hits A Snag

A gate sealed tight surrounds the building halfway through a $1.4 million dollar remodeling project in Kittitas County. It's future is now uncertain.

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Jobless Rate in Yakima County Up Slightly

Close to a thousand more people were out of work last month in Yakima County compared to April. The Employment Security Department released figures that reported Yakima County's jobless rate for May was 10

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10 Confirmed Cases Of Whooping Cough In Central WA

Whooping cough continues to be a problem in Eastern and Central Washington. There are now 10 confirmed and 13 probable cases of pertussis this year in Kittitas County. The most recent confirmed case was a student at Cle Elum Roslyn Elementary

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Kittitas County Resident Fine For Damaging Manastash Creek Bed

A Kittitas County resident has been fined for changing the channel of Manastash Creek and causing extensive damage to the shoreline and creek bed on property northwest of the creek at Brown Road

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Two Arrested In Child Abuse Case In Ellensburg

Two people are under arrest the Ellensburg Police Department learned that two children, ages four and eight, had been assaulted by their mother’s boyfriend. The children suffered injuries so severe and traumatic that they were transferred from KVCH to Harbor View Hospital in Seattle, the 4 year old girl was airlifted with possible internal bleeding and the 8 year old was transported by KVFR.

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