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August 6, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Wildfire near Ellensburg grows to 10 square miles

After nearly doubling in size on Tuesday, the spread of the Snag Canyon Fire north of Ellensburg appeared to slow down slightly Wednesday afternoon. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that about 500 firefighters were working on the fire, which had burned 10 square miles (6,400 acres) as of Wednesday evening, according to inciweb.nwcg.gov, a government…

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August 5, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Urgent evacuation notice issued in latest wildfire

LEAVENWORTH (AP) — Officials fighting a new wildfire complex on a northeast Washington Indian reservation have issued an urgent evacuation notice for about 20 homes. The Devil’s Elbow Complex of four wildfires was detected Sunday on the Colville Reservation. Officials say it was likely ignited by weekend lightning. It has burned across about 900 acres or…

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