Kittitas County

Evans Canyon Fire 70% contained; more than 75K acres burned

UPDATE: Evans Canyon Fire no longer threatening property; evacuees may return home The Evans Canyon Fire is now 70% after burning more than 75,000 acres in Yakima and Kittitas counties. The wildfire started Monday, Aug. 31 about eight miles northwest…

Evans Canyon Fire nearing 74,000 acres, 20% containment

NACHES, Wash. -- The Evans Canyon Fire has burned 73,868 acres and is continuing to burn north of Naches on Saturday. Northwest Incident Management Team 12 reported that the fire is 20% contained and there are nearly 1,000 firefighters battling the…

86 year old Renton woman drowns on Yakima River

Kittitas County says six people have drowned on the Yakima River so far in 2020.  The latest victim is 86-year-old Linda Zee, from Renton. Thursday evening, first responders raced to a section of the river just below the Elk Meadows…