August 15, 2012
"font-size: 14pt">So much for a sleepy fire season in the Evergreen State.
Cle Elum yesterday blew up overnight, detonating from a 2,600 acre burn to a 26,000 acre inferno. Department
of Natural Resources officials say the Taylor Bridge fire has already torched 60 homes, and many more stand in its
path. Fire officials say they’re expecting an active front today, with no containment and high winds
through the evening.
open, and do not foresee any immanent closures. However, the stretch of highway connecting highway 97 to
Ellensburg IS closed, due to proximity to the fire. If you need to head south on Highway 97, officials say
you should continue on 97 towards Cle Elum from Blewett Pass, then backtrack towards Ellensburg on I-90. Once
there, you can continue south.