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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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Cle Elum is currently experiencing “hazardous” air quality conditions and Ellensburg has “unhealthy” conditions (as of the 8:00am readings on Monday). Smoke is from both the Jolly Mountain Fire in Kittitas County and the Norse Peak Fire near Naches. Air quality conditions have been fluctuating depending on fire activity and the weather. Smoky conditions are expected to continue throughout the week.
The Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) is urging residents to be aware of current air quality conditions and to take necessary steps to avoid negative health effects. According to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) you can take the following steps to protect yourself:
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://co.kittitas.wa.us
Kasey Knutson, Public Information Officer, 509-962-7515
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.