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Posted: Sep 18, 2020

Cold Creek Fire at White Pass reaches 400 acres

The Cold Creek Fire at White Pass grew to 400 acres and remains at 5% containment Friday morning. U.S. Highway 12 remains closed to through traffic with boulders and debris falling on the roadway, making it necessary for firefighters to park in the eastbound lanes. A command post has been established at White Pass, about 6 miles west of where the fire was discovered Monday night.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2020 9:37:59 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
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Posted: Sep 18, 2020

Even with rain in forecast, firefighters say wildfire season isn't over yet

Firefighters are urging you not to let your guard down even with rain in the forecast over the coming days. At least 5 large wildfires are still burning across Washington right now, according to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources' Fire Dashboard, and fuels are still extremely dry across the region.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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Posted: Sep 18, 2020

Update: Renton couple burned in Cold Springs Fire show signs of improvement

Two parents who lost their one-year-old son while fleeing from the Cold Springs Fire more than one week ago are showing signs of improvement after suffering from severe burns. Jamie Hyland, 26, and 31-year-old Jacob Hyland also lost their unborn child. In an update posted on Thursday, Sept. 17 to a GoFundMe page for the couple, a family member said Jamie is "very alert and talking as much as she has strength.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
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Posted: Sep 17, 2020

'I don't know what's next': Lincoln County cattle rancher devastated by Whitney Fire

Homes lost and decades of hard work are now all gone. That’s what the Whitney Fire took from the cattle ranchers in Lincoln County. Those living near Davenport are still reeling from the loss, wondering what they’ll do now. The Whitney Fire started on Labor Day, burning almost 200 square miles. About 95 percent of the fire is contained, meaning most of the perimeter for the fire has been put down to keep it from spreading.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2020 5:41:02 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
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Posted: Sep 17, 2020

Cold Creek Fire near White Pass burns up to 252 acres, 5% contained

The Cold Creek Fire grew up to 252 acres and is 5 percent contained as of Thursday morning, according to the Yakima Valley Emergency Management. Officials say US-12 is currently closed, and an estimated time to open the highway is not determined. Also, the Southeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team says night operations also noticed a large rock on the highway.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
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