Evacuation levels reduced in Kittitas Co.
Evacuations levels have been reduced today in the north and east portions of Kittitas County affected by the Colockum Tarps Fire.
The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office says all of the people who have been out of their homes these past two weeks can return to their property. The fire teams have completed the back-burn operations in the lines adjacent to the private lands between Cook Canyon and Park Creek, thus reducing the risk to the homes.
The road closures will remain in place through the weekend and will be re-evaluated on Monday.
The Colockum Tarps Fire, which was human caused, has burned more than 80,000 acres and is 70% contained.