Wildfires

Liability For Taylor Bridge Fire
5:23 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Liability For Destructive Central Wash. Wildfire To Be Sorted Out

The Taylor Bridge Fire started at this highway repair project on SR 10.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Emergency managers in central Washington have started to collect damage reports from businesses and homeowners affected by this week's destructive wildfire. That's a prerequisite to apply for federal disaster assistance. State fire investigators have established that the Taylor Bridge Fire was human-caused.

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Cle Elum Residents Displaced By Fire
5:19 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Cle Elum Residents Wait And Wonder If Their Homes Still Stand

Lynne Fisher is a resident of Cle Elum who's been displaced from her home.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Fire officials have reduced evacuation levels for several areas around the Taylor Bridge Fire. But hundreds of displaced residents in central Washington's Kittitas County are waiting and wondering if their homes still stand. Many fled just in time. More than 70 structures have burned down.

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Fire Officials Concerned About Weather
5:06 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Weekend Weather For Cle Elum-Area Fire A Concern To Firefighters

Mick Mueller, Taylor Bridge fire information officer.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Fire officials on the Taylor Bridge blaze near the mountain town of Cle Elum, Wash., are worried about the hot weather forecast for the next few days. Correspondent Anna King reports from the scene of the fire.

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Progress On Taylor Bridge Fire
5:33 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Fire Crews Report Progress Fighting Taylor Bridge Fire

An aerial view of some of the 22,000 acres burned by the Taylor Bridge fire near Cle Elum, Wash.
Wash. Department of Natural Resources

Fire fighting officials in central Washington say it will take five to seven days to contain the Taylor Bridge fire near the town of Cle Elum. In a community meeting Wednesday, incident commander Rex Reed said the blaze has burned 22,000 acres. Previous estimates pegged the fire at more than 28,000 acres. It’s destroyed at least 60 structures.

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Firefighters Work To Defend Homes
4:49 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Firefighters Work To Defend Homes In Central Wash.

About 900 firefighters are trying to contain the Taylor Bridge fire before it destroys more homes. It’s burning in central Washington near the town of Cle Elum.

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Families Optimistic During Wash. Wildfire
4:38 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Families Who Remain During Fire Try To Stay Optimistic

The Taylor Bridge fire near Ellensburg, Wash., has burned more than 60 structures, but some residents have not evacuated.
Wash. Department of Natural Resources

The Taylor Bridge fire in central Washington is still keeping about 450 people from their homes near the town of Cle Elum. Some residents have remained, despite the heavy smoke from a fire that’s consumed 28,000 acres.

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Taylor Bridge Fire
4:12 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Massive Taylor Bridge Fire Still Burning

The Taylor Bridge fire near Cle Elum, Wash. has grown to more than 28,000 acres.
Wash. Department of Natural Resources

Fire management teams are hoping that additional air support and favorable weather conditions will help in the containment of the massive Taylor Bridge Wildfire east of Cle Elum.  The blaze has consumed some 60 homes and forced hundreds of people to evacuate.

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Firefighters Battle Taylor Bridge Fire
4:00 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

800 Firefighters Work To Contain Taylor Bridge Wildfire

Firefighters battling the massive Taylor Bridge Wildfire east of Cle Elum are hoping added air support and light winds will allow them to get containment up to 25 percent by this evening.

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Taylor Bridge Fire Update
7:03 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Taylor Bridge Wildfire Worst Washington Has Seen In Years

View of the Taylor Bridge fire near Cle Elum, Wash.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Dry winds and lots of fuel are making the Taylor Bridge Fire one of the most dangerous the state of Washington has seen in the last several years, said the Commissioner of Public Lands in a press briefing earlier this evening.

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Taylor Bridge Fire
5:06 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Heavy Air Tankers Battle Taylor Bridge Fire In Central Wash.

Smoke from the fire has led officials to warn people who have difficulty breathing to stay inside.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Heavy air tankers are dropping retardant on a stubborn wildfire still wreaking havoc in Washington’s Kittitas Valley.

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