White Pass closed through weekend; Cold Creek Fire just 5% contained
US 12 remains closed in both directions, WSDOT says
Both directions of US 12 over White Pass will be closed through Monday morning, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced Friday afternoon.
The pass was closed Tuesday, September 14, because of a wildfire discovered the night before near White Pass Summit, approximately 30 miles west of Yakima.
- From Tuesday: US 12 closed in both directions near White Pass due to wildfire
- From Tuesday/Wednesday: Wildfire along US 12 prompts level 2 ‘be set’ evacuation notices
- From Wednesday: US 12 still closed as wildfire at White Pass grows to 100 acres
The Southeast Washington Incident Management Team is fighting the fire on the Naches Ranger District of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.