Boylston Fire Roars to 70,000 Acres

Photo taken by a DNR crew when they were evacuating Wanapum recreational area Thursday night.

The Yakima Training Center reports the Boylston Fire grew to 70,000 acres overnight.  Joe Kubistek, spokesman at Joint Base Lewis-McChord  said most of the fire is burning on Yakima Training Center land.  The fire is 15% contained.  At least 150 firefighting personnel are on scene and a Type 2 Incident Management Team with up to 100 additional personnel has been ordered as part of State Mobilization for more resources.

In Kittitas County, Level 3 mandatory evacuation orders are in effect for Auvil Fruit, Getty’s Cove and Wanapum State Park.

Huntzinger Road in Vantage is closed.  The Washington State Department of Transportation has reopened I-90 for Westbound travel but I-90 Eastbound remains closed with traffic detoured through Kittitas to the Vantage Highway.

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