Contact Us

Thousands of Building Threatened by Wildfires

KNDO

A dozen wildfires are actively burning in central and eastern Washington on Saturday, but firefighters are starting to get control of about half of them.

Fire officials report more than a thousand homes and structures are still in some danger, however, and the weather report calls for more hot and windy weather.

Smoke from a wildfire that started near Cle Elum on Thursday has been visible from Interstate 90. That central Washington fire has grown to 400 acres but the nearest homes are at least a mile away.

A lightning-caused fire nearby in the Ellensburg area has burned nearly 14 square miles over the past week but is now 25 percent contained.

More than 100 miles to the northeast, a complex of wildfires burning on the Colville Reservation had grown to about 20 square miles as of Saturday morning.

Fire officials say about 150 homes are threatened by the Devil’s Elbow Complex, which also began in last weekend’s lightning storms. That group of fires is just 2 percent contained.

More from newstalkkit.com

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 points and 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 points, 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 with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalkkit.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, 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.

Register on News Talk KIT quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Talk KIT quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!