Press Release
Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

All Evacuation Levels to be Removed for Jolly Mountain Fire on 9-29-17

Kittitas County, WA - 09/28/2017 - The Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center will remove all remaining evacuation levels for the Jolly Mountain Fire as of midnight Friday, September 29th. While the fire continues to burn in the remote and extremely rugged terrain along the northern perimeter, the threat to homes and private property is no longer a factor along the western, southern and eastern perimeters.

This change will affect all residences on Forest Service Road 4330 (Fish Lake Road), all residences south along Lake Cle Elum to the Town of Ronald, and all Teanaway area residences, including USFS cabins on North Fork Teanaway Road that were previously under an evacuation notice of any level. 
 
With these changes in place, the county’s Interactive Fire/Evacuation Map will no longer be available on our website after Monday, October 2nd.
 
Forest Service closures on national forest lands will remain in place for firefighter and public safety.  Please visit the USFS interactive closure map at tinyurl.com/yb5zs737.  Due to significant decreases in fire activity, updates will only be provided as needed on Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/5496//.

Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://co.kittitas.wa.us

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Contact: Jill Beedle, Public Information Officer
509-933-8305