Follow us:

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.

Comments | More in General news | Topics: washington state, wildfires

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►