CWU News

Check the CWU Wildfire Information Page for Updates

The CWU wildfire information page has been reactivated for the season. Accurate, up-to-date information will be published on the page when regional fires affect air quality and the daily lives of people in Kittitas County. The page also offers links to additional places to find reliable information. 

Timber fires and several brush fires are producing smoke in the Pacific Northwest this week, creating a general haze in Central Washington. Today through Friday (July 8-10) could see the poorest air quality of the season so far—from moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Stronger winds Friday afternoon should clear the air.

Media contact: Barb Arnott, Public Affairs, 509-963-2841,
July 8, 2015

Photo: Active fires in Washington and Oregon /
Northwest Interagency Coordination Center