Evacuations remain in place for 250-acre Teanaway brush fire - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Evacuations remain in place for 250-acre Teanaway brush fire

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KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. -

Update Saturday 9:30 a.m.: Kittitas firefighters report evacuations remain in place for about 20 homes in the area due to a brush fire. About 150 firefighters will continue to fight the fire Saturday, but crews say the fire has been fully lined as of Saturday morning. Winds remain a concern for crews battling the blaze. At last report the Teanaway fire was 250 to 300 acres in size.

Kittitas County Fire District No. 7 reports Saturday that weather is cooperating and helped put the fire on a "low burn" overnight. One outbuilding was lost in the fire, but no homes were lost.

Roads remain closed as of Saturday morning. 

Previous coverage:

The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office has issued Level 3 “Go Now” Evacuation Notices to about 20 homes in the Teanaway due to a brush fire. The fire started in the 8500 block of Teanaway Road and quickly spread to both sides of the roadway. 

Level 3 Notices were issued from the 8500 block to the 6500 block of Teanaway Road. Level 3 means you are advised to the leave the area now due to immediate fire danger.

Level 2 “Get Set” Notices were issued from the 6500 block to the 4000 block. Residents are advised to prepare to leave at a moment’s notice.

Teanaway Road is currently closed to all traffic at Red Bridge Road and fire apparatus are blocking several spots on the Teanaway Road for suppression efforts. 

Three helicopters are actively dropping water on the Teanaway Road fire. State Mobilization has also been requested for additional resources.

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