Update: August 5, 2022 at 12:11 p.m.

On Friday morning, the  Southeast WA Type 3 Interagency Incident Management Team briefed the Northwest Team 12, a Type 2 Incident Management Team to assume command of the fire.

The new team has combined efforts for both the Cow Canyon Fire and the Vantage Highway Fire

Original: August 4, 2022 at 12:08 p.m.

Cow Canyon Fire near Ellensburg has burned over five thousand acres already with no containment as of yet.

Residents are currently evacuating under a Level 3 evacuation notice.

Ron Fryer with the Southeast Washington Incident Management Team says the fire is moving fast towards Ellensburg, with dry fuel aiding the speed of burning.

There are currently over 100 personnel working on the fire, along with five aircrafts in use.

Crews hope to have some containment by tomorrow morning.

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