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Wildfire in central Washington forces evacuations

The central Washington town of Vantage has been evacuated and Interstate 90 has been closed in both directions by a fast-moving wildfire.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Vantage evacuation lifted as wildfires near Columbia River burn brush and grass

Two wildfires sparked Tuesday in Central Washington, their flames coming close to major highways and forcing evacuations.


Evacuation orders lifted in wildfire near Vantage

Evacuation notices have been lifted for residents in about 30 homes as a wildfire burning in central Washington reaches 50 percent containment.


Fire crews contain wildfire outside of Vantage

Fire fighters contained wildfire that burned 7280 acres west of the Columbia River, near Vantage and state emergency services have begun to move out of the area.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Fire crews prevent large fire in Kittitas County from threatening town of Vantage

Fire crews were able to contain a large fire burning north of Interstate 90 in Kittitas County from threatening structures in the town of Vantage.


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

Fire sparked by barbecue temporarily shuts down Interstate 90

Interstate 90 westbound at George, Washington, was temporarily closed Sunday due to a wildfire that officials say was caused by a spark from a barbecue along the Columbia River.


Vantage bridge lane closure to create delays on eastbound I-90

Interstate 90 through Central Washington could see delays over the Memorial Day holiday, state transportation officials warned.


It’s been a dangerous winter for elk on Interstate 90

At least 65 elk have been killed this winter on a stretch of Interstate 90 just west of Vantage.


Vantage pileup closes eastbound I-90

A chain-reaction accident involving at least 24 vehicles closed eastbound Interstate 90 for much of the day Thursday as emergency crews struggled in blowing dust, ash and smoke to remove …


Park offers glimpse of geologic history

VANTAGE, Wash. – Blistering hot in midsummer and bitterly cold in the dead of winter, Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park is best visited in the spring or fall. West Siders …


Kittitas deputies swim rescue line to boaters

The Kittitas County sheriff’s office says a sheriff’s team managed to rescue a disabled boat with seven people aboard that was being blown into rocks on the Columbia River shore …