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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.
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The Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center is continually working with the Pacific Northwest 2 Type 1 Incident Management Team to evaluate evacuation levels and road closures with regards to the Jolly Mountain Fire. Going into the weekend, the EOC does not anticipate lowering any current evacuation levels.
Current evacuation levels and affected areas are listed below:
Level 3 – everything north of Double O Ranch Road all the way north to the Boulder Creek area; West Fork Teanaway; Middle Fork Teanaway area; North Fork Teanaway; and Teanaway Meadows.
Level 2 – everything between Double O Ranch Road and Ronald; the entire town of Ronald; the entire City of Roslyn to the Bullfrog Road roundabout; Cle Elum Ridge area north of the city.
Level 1 – Suncadia Resort; all residences/homes south of SR 903 and north of I-90 from Bullfrog Road to Cle Elum city limits; the City of Cle Elum north of I-90; east of Cle Elum and north of Airport Road.
Current road blocks are located on SR 903 at Tom Wright Road, Ridgecrest Road above the Roslyn Ridge development, North Columbia Avenue at Sun Ridge Drive north of Cle Elum, and Teanaway Road at the Teanaway Store. National Guard personnel will continue assisting at the road blocks.
Residents can also visit the interactive map to verify evacuation levels and road closures: http://arcg.is/2xA87IX.
The Red Cross shelter remains open at the Putnam Centennial Center in Cle Elum.
Thursday night’s public meeting at Walter Strom Middle School drew a strong crowd of 275 people, with another 562 watching the Facebook livestream. The meeting was accessed 16,000 times and 55,000 people were reached through the Facebook post.
Stay informed on evacuations and general fire information with the following resources:
Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center: (509) 933-8305
Jolly Mountain Fire Information: (509) 596-2423
WA Dept Fish & Wildlife: https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonFishWildlife/
WA Dept Fish & Wildlife Police: https://www.facebook.com/WDFWPolice/
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Jill Beedle, Public Information Officer509-933-8308
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.