Snag Canyon Fire: Officials Provide Progress Report at Committee Meeting

Snag Canyon Fire: Officials Provide Progress Report at Committee Meeting

The Snag Canyon Fire has been an active topic of conversation since it started Saturday, Aug. 2. It is one of the many fires in Eastern Washington that has caught the eye of the public, sparking concern of safety with each passing day. Ellensburg’s wind and constantly changing weather conditions have caused the dedicated team […]

Snag Canyon Fire: Explosives Detonated

Snag Canyon Fire: Explosives Detonated

A specialized Snag Canyon Fire crew, referred to as a hot-shot crew, reportedly detonated explosives Friday afternoon in the northeastern corner of the blaze. The reason for the specialized team members was due to the rugged, dangerous terrain in which the explosives were placed. More training, experience and stronger physical ability was required in order […]

Snag Canyon Fire Tests Firefighters’ Strength

Snag Canyon Fire Tests Firefighters’ Strength

The Snag Canyon fire’s recent growth in Ellensburg, Washington, has taken a toll on firefighters’ strength as they bravely continuing to battle the fire day and night. It remains only 10 percent contained and has nearly doubled in size overnight. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, the fire was reported at 3,500 acres. Gusty winds blowing […]