The Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center has upgraded Level 1 and 2 Evacuation areas to Level 3 effective immediately due to increased movement of the Colockum Tarps Fire.

The following areas are now at a Level 3 notice and residents are advised to evacuate immediately: the area north of the intersection of Christensen Road and Parke Creek Road, northwest to the intersection of Cooke Canyon Road and Gage Road, and Cooke Canyon Road north of Gage Road

The Wild Horse Wind Farm is now closed to the public.

Also due to the fire spreading south, the Vantage boat launch and parking area are closed. Sorry Watershed boaters...maybe it will re-open if they can get the fire under control before Friday. We will keep you updated.