UPDATE: Crews Attack North Side Of Taylor Bridge Fire
Fire team representative Randy Shepard says fire crews says firefighters will focus their main attack on the north side of the fire.
Shepard says 800 firefighters are currently working the fire, along with 10 helicopters and 2 air tankers.
He says crews spent the night digging ditches along the west side of Ellensburg, which he believes will prevent the fire from spreading to the city.
Officials say the fire is believed to have been started by a construction crew working on the Taylor Bridge just east of Cle Elum Monday afternoon.
As of this morning, the fire has consumed more than 28 thousand acres of land, or 43 square miles, and burned 70 homes.
The fire has forced about 900 people to evacuate their homes.