Schneider Springs Fire 8% contained, over 82,000 acres burned in Yakima County

Schneider Springs Fire
Members of Jackson Hotshots wait to continue lighting until the fire cools down. Here, the fire is burning in a “jackpot” of large logs on the ground (via Inciweb).

YAKIMA CO., Wash. — Officials are holding a virtual public meeting Tuesday night to give an update on the Schneider Springs Fire in Yakima County that has burned over 82,000 acres.

Fire officials say the fire remains eight percent contained as of Tuesday morning, and has burned 82,222 acres.

RELATED: Schneider Springs Fire likely to grow overnight with high winds, low humidity

There are now 826 resources aiding firefighting efforts.

According to the Schneider Springs Fire Facebook update Tuesday morning, “the fire did not make any significant runs despite gusty winds during the Red Flag Warning.”

Fire officials say the main fire north of Bethel Ridge moved into the Little Rattlesnake drainage, but firefighters held all of the containment lines along the ridge.

On Tuesday, fire crews and dozers are working on a new indirect fire line that connects to Lost Creek Road behind Cliffdell. Officials say the new line will assist firefighters with protecting Cliffdell and other communities in the area.

RELATED: Schneider Springs Fire evacuations reduced as fire tops 80k acres

Evacuations were downgraded on Monday and remain Level 2 for Bumping River Road from north to south. There are Level 1 evacuation notices for Highway 410 from Bumping River Road to U.S. 12, and from U.S. 12 at Highway 410 west to Tieton Reservoir Road.

The virtual community meeting Tuesday night begins at 7:30 p.m. on the Facebook page.

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