Wildfire ravages homes in Yakima’s Ahtanum Ridge
Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 at 6:09 pm
YAKIMA, WA – Residents of Yakima’s Ahtanum Ridge neighborhood faced a blazing wildfire Sunday that burned some homes and spared others as officials ordered an evacuation.
All evacuations for the Ahtanum Ridge Fire have been terminated. The fire has been contained and mop-up operations will continue through the day, some small isolated areas may flare up as the fire finds small pockets of fuels. (1 of 3)
— YakimaFireDepartment (@YakimaCityFire) August 17, 2020
KOMO News reported that the 6,000-acre fire was eventually contained by Monday, but on Sunday night, the posed a real danger to many in the area. At least two homes and five outbuildings were destroyed in the blaze.
Yakima Valley Emergency Management ordered an evacuation Sunday, but lifted it Monday once Yakima Fire contained the blaze. Local and tribal firefighters assisted with containing the blaze, according to Yakima Fire.
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