Level 3 evacuations issued for parts of Selah due to wildfire

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. — Level 3 evacuations — meaning leave now — have been issued for parts of the town of Selah in Yakima County on Wednesday.

Anyone within a mile and a half from Malloy Road and North Wenas Road are advised to leave.

The fire is being called the Cow Canyon fire and has burned 1,000 acres with 0% containment.

A Level 1 evacuation notice — be on alert — was issued for some living in Kittitas County, as the fire is nearby.

The notice applies to the following areas:

  • Manastash Road – all residences and roads south of Manastash Road.
  • Manastash Canyon.
  • Durr Road.

A Level 2 evacuation notice — be ready to leave — was also issued for the following areas:

  • Umptanum Road (South of Manastash Road).
  • Overlook Road.
  • Coyote Run.

Air and ground resources were ordered by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources to help fight the fire.