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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Kittitas County, WA -
The Clerf Road Wildfire was contained as of 1700 hrs tonight.
The wildfire east of the city of Kittitas is contained and fire crews are mopping up. Crews from all over Kittitas County worked fast and hard in 106 degree temperatures to battle a fire that started in the area of Stardust Lane at the top of Clerf Hill. One residence was lost in the 2900 block of Clerf Rd along with several outbuildings along Stingley Rd north of Clerf. There were no known injuries to residents.
Two firefighters suffered non-life-threating injuries and were transported to KVH for treatment. The Sheriff's Office joins our community in deep gratitude for the work done by KVFR, DNR, and everyone who assisted. This was a fire that could have damaged a lot of property and hurt a lot of people, if not for their work.
The dozens of residents evacuated by KCSO Deputies are returning to their homes and roads are open; but please be aware of the ongoing work of fire crews and the presence of fire apparatus.
Both days of this weekend were marked by wildfires that endangered lives and property, and the heat wave is just getting started. PLEASE exercise extraordinary caution in the days ahead!
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.