Public Service Announcement


8-2-13 1700 HOURS – PSA - Colockum Tarps Fire

Kittitas County, WA - 08/02/2013 - The Level 3 Evacuations will remain in place for the upper Parke Creek, upper Colockum and Secret Canyon areas Friday night. The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to work with the fire team to evaluate these areas and determine when it is safe for residents to return home.

The Red Cross emergency shelter has been reopened at the Mercer Creek Church, 1407 N. B Street, Ellensburg, for any evacuated residents.

Residents affected by the fire can contact the EOC with questions or concerns, at 509-933-8305, or visit the county website for updates and evacuation maps at  For fire information, please visit, or contact the Colockum Tarps Fire at 509-662-9984.

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


Contact: Jill Beedle, PIO