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Monday, July 2, 2018 - 19:31
The manadatory evacuation notice has been lifted for residents affected by the Conrad fire. People are urged to be on alert should the fire continue to grow and they need to move. Meanwhile, a Fire Weather Watch is issued for Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Klikkitat, Walla Walla and Yakima counties from the afternoon thru the evening of Wed., July 4, due to low humidity and gusty winds. Source: Southeast Washington Incident Management
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 10:03

Two wildfires started yesterday, both causes are unknown. The 4,078-acre Conrad fire is currently at zero containment with residences under a Level 3 evacuation. Structures and powerline infrustructure are said to be threathened. Meanwhile, the 3,000-acre Quincy Lake fire located six miles northeast of Quincy has burned out. The local fire department is transitioning in to complete closeout of this fire. Source: NW Interagency Coord. Center

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 09:23

The Conrad wildfire near Selah has spread to 4,000 acres overnight. Crews worked through the night and are currently working to contrain the fire with is currently at 0% containment. Source: WA State Dept. of Natural Resources

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 21:04

According to authorities at Washington Emergency Management 50-75 homes near Selah are under a Level 3 evacuation. Level 3 means evacuate immediately; current conditions present specific and immediate threat to life and safety of persons in the area. The 1,500-acre #ConradFire has grown and the state Emergency Operation Center (EOC) is partially activated in response to the wildfire. Source: WA Emergency Management

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 15:22

An acre brush fire, 10 miles east of Cle Elum caused smoke over the roadway and temporarily stopped traffic on WB SR 970. According to authorities, the fire is now contained and all roads are open. Source: Washington State Patrol District 6


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