(UPDATED TUESDAY 6:00 A.M.) Yakima Training Center Fire In Mop Up Stage
The "400 Fire," burning at the Yakima Training Center (YTC) since Wednesday is nearly fully contained at 32,000 acres. Officials say Today the incident management team is conducting final mop-up. training center officials say the was not started by training units; there was no military training where the fire started. The exact cause of the fire is not yet known, and an investigation will continue after the fire is out.
It was a long weekend for fire crews battling a big blaze on Yakima Training Center land. The flames burned nearly 25,000 acres according to fire spokesman Rick Acosta. Firefighters made a lot of progress over the weekend containing the fire and dousing hot spots. The fire started last Wednesday. The cause remains under investigation. And even though the flames threatened Wanapum Village and residents were evacuated no structures burned and no injuries were reported.
Crews are mopping up hot spots Today.