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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 Emergency Operations Center has lowered the evacuation notice for West Sun East Road from a Level 3 to Level 2. Only residents in the non-burned area will be allowed past the roadblock at Smithson Road and Robbins Road. All Sun East residents are asked to stay off the roads as much as possible in consideration of fire personnel and equipment still working in the area.
All other evacuation levels remain the same for the Snag Canyon Fire. Schnebly Canyon and Coleman Canyon, along with the burned-area of Sun East, are Level 3 (approximately 22 homes). Cooke Canyon, Wilson Creek Road and Naneum Road (north of Charlton Road) and the southwestern portion of Sun East are Level 2 (approximately 104 homes). Colockum Pass Road and Wilson Creek Road and Naneum Road (south of Charlton) remain at Level 1 (approximately 122 homes).
On Wednesday afternoon, a damage assessment team from the EOC was able to access more properties in the burned area. There are now 19 confirmed structures lost, including 8 homes or cabins and 11 other structures.
The emergency shelter at the Fairgrounds continues to house evacuated animals, and the shelter needs volunteers to assist with many different tasks. If you are interested in helping, please contact the Fairgrounds at 509-933-8399.
The Fairgrounds is also gathering contact information for volunteers wanting to help evacuate animals if the need arises. Anyone wanting to help should call the Fairgrounds before going into any evacuation zones in case they need to be escorted by fire or law enforcement personnel.
Residents needing the Red Cross emergency shelter can also contact the EOC.
Residences affected by the fire can contact the EOC for more information, or visit the county website for updates and evacuation maps at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/. For fire information, please visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4046/, or contact the Snag Canyon Fire Information Office at 509-731-3641.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Jill Beedle, Public Information OfficerKittitas County Emergency Operations Center509-933-8308
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.