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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 Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) is increasing evacuation areas because of the Cow Canyon Fire. As of 9:00 am on August 4, 2022, the following evacuations are in effect:
LEVEL 3 – LEAVE NOW
All residences south and west of the Umptanum Rd/Shushuskin Rd intersection, including:
Long Tom Canyon Rd
Umptanum Rd (south and west of Durr Rd intersection)
Level 2 – BE READY TO LEAVE
All residences and roads SOUTH of Manastash Rd and WEST of Umptanum Rd are now under a Level 2 Evacuation Notice.
Blazing Sky Ln
Manastash Canyon (all residences north and south of the road)
An active map of the evacuation zones is available at https://kitcogis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/instant/minimalist/index.html?appid=9b7680ade23f489bb150a0b2f719c8af
and individuals can search the map based on address. Please be aware of the different evacuation zones. Level 1 is be aware, Level 2 is be ready to leave at a moment’s notice, and Level 3 is a go now – evacuate immediately.
KCSO has been in contact with the Lazy F Camp and has evacuated the camp in an abundance of caution. Also, please note that the Manastash Trail is closed to hiking, indefinitely. We ask that individuals stay out of the evacuation areas to minimize traffic for homeowners and responders in the area.
The Cow Creek Fire is not associated with the Vantage Fire, which is currently active in the Vantage area. For information about fire activity, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.
For the most up to date information, please visit www.co.kittitas.wa.us for the latest evacuation map. Additional information is also available via the Sherriff’s Office Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KittitasCountySheriff. If you have questions around current evacuations, please contact the Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 509-933-8305.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Jill BeedlePublic Information OfficerKittitas County Emergency Managementjill.email@example.com
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.