Public Service Announcement


Evacuation Level lowered in Cook Canyon

Kittitas County, WA - 08/01/2013 - The Sheriff's Office lowered the Evacuation Level in Cook Canyon from Level III to Level II this morning at 6:30 AM.

Shifting winds, cooler temperatures and continued efforts from firefighters have allowed the residents in Cook Canyon to return to their homes this morning. The Colockum, Parke Creek, Secret Valley and Caribou Canyons are still closed. We do not have confirmation on any structural loss at this time. Additional information will be released as soon as it is available.

Please consult the Kittitas County Web Page or call the Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center at 509-933-8305 for any specific questions or to report concerns.

Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at


Contact: Clayton Myers, Undersheriff