Snag Canyon Fire Grows/Air Quality Worsens

The Snag Canyon Fire north of Ellensburg started on Aug. 2 from a spark of lightening. It has continuously grown over the last 10 days due to the extremely dry weather conditions and wind. This week calls for lightening in the forecast, which may worsen conditions. Another Snag Canyon Fire public meeting is scheduled for Wed., Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. in the CWU SURC Room 137. Officials will be on hand to give updates and information about the fire, evacuation areas and resources available for those impacted. Check out amazing videos of air tankers dumping fire retardant and firefighters blasting sections of control line around the Snag Canyon Fire at

Due to the fire, air quality is unhealthy in Ellensburg and CWU students, faculty, staff and guests can request N95 masks, or a standard earloop mask, at the SURC Info Booth from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. For updates on air quality visit

For updates on the Snag Canyon Fire visit

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