Update: August 7, 2022 at 11:00 p.m.

The fire is now 30 percent contained and has grown to 5,746 acres.

Firefighters report numerous smoldering stumps and logs. Plans include the continued reinforcement of firelines and mop-up of the fire.

Personnel have noted that fire behavior may potentially increase because to higher temperatures and low humidity Monday.

Still, there's an estimate for the fire to be contained by midnight Thursday August 11.

Update: August 7, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.

The fire is now 20% contained.

Yakima and Kittitas counties also dropped their evacuation notice down to Level 1.

Original: August 6, 2022 at 1:55 p.m.

The Cow Canyon Fire south of Ellensburg has burned through 4,633 acres as of August 6, with 15% currently contained. 

The Cow Canyon fire began on August 3 and has a Level 3 evacuation notice for both Yakima and Kittitas counties.

Both the Cow Canyon fire and the Vantage Highway Fire are under the management of a Type 2 incident management team as of August 5.

On Friday afternoon, the direction of the fire changed, with winds coming from the east and burning towards the west.

The Northwest Incident Management Team 12 will continue working on the north flank of the fire, with aircrafts dropping more water and fire retardant. They are looking for any spot fires that may flare-up, especially near the drainage of North Fork.

Team 12 will be hosting a virtual community meeting on August 6 at 5 p.m. on the Central Washington Fire Information Facebook page to discuss more.