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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM

More progress made on Washington wildfires

The Associated Press

YAKIMA – Firefighters are continuing to make progress on central Washington’s two large wildfires.

 The Yakima Herald  reports containment is growing on the two fires, but smoke around Yakima is expected to hover for a while.

 Fire officials report the 24-square-mile Cascade Creek Fire on the southwest slopes of Mount Adams is about 55 percent contained.

 The 61-square-mile Table Mountain Fire in Kittitas County was about 55 percent contained as of Sunday morning. Fire officials say both mop-up and containment efforts are going well. And more than 1,300 people are still working on that fire.

 Weather and fire officials say smoke in the Yakima area was pushed away by winds this weekend but it is expected to settle back in by Monday as the winds die down.

 Both fires started in a lightning storm in early September.

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