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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 20:30

Authorities have reopened traffic to Vantage Highway. Fire crews are patrolling the area and ask drivers to use extra caution when driving through. The town of Vantage evacuation advisory level has also been reduced to a Level 1. Source: Kittitas County Sheriff Office

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 16:56

A level 2 evacuation order has been given for residents living two miles north of Vantage. A level 2 order means people should be prepared to leave the area when told to do so. Source: Yakima Daily Record

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 08:09

A level 1 evacuation order has been issued for the Milepost 22 (Vantage) fire burning 19 miles east of Ellensburg. Source: Yakima Herald Republic

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 21:48

Vantage highway is closed due to downed power lines caused by a wildfire at Mile Post 22 west of Vantage. Increase in smoke is expected while crews work throughout the night. Source: WA State DNR Wildfire

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