Central Washington wildfire destroys at least 60 homes

The Seattle Times Fire officials say that a wildfire burning east of Cle Elum, Washington — which has burned some 60 homes and more than 20,000 acres — was caused by a construction crew working in the area of Taylor Bridge.

The Taylor Bridge wildfire is moving at 25-30 miles per hour and there is zero containment as of this morning, according to Department of Natural Resources spokesman Mark Grassel.

Photo: Firefighters battling the Taylor Bridge wildfire wait at dawn at a burnout line near Ellensburg, Wash. High winds and dry conditions are fueling the fire. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

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    Not sure how close this is to the city proper, but to my Seattle friends, and those who lost their homes today: you’re...
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    ahhh no wonder it’s so hazy outside. Jeez, hope they’re able to contain it soon, it’s very hot and very dry out this...
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    This fire has made our area so smokey that my dog is afraid to go outside, and we’re about 150 miles away! I hope they...
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