UPDATE: Evacuations lifted for Medicine Valley Road fire | New


YAKIMA COUNTY, Washington –

UPDATE: 7:52 p.m.

All evacuations have been lifted. The fire is considered to be 70% under control, according to the teams on site. Some homeless camps were destroyed by fire.

The Mount Adams School District evacuated all athletes and staff from the White Swan campus by 7 p.m. The high school football team pulled out of the Jamboree in Highland on August 27.

UPDATE: 6:19 p.m.

Naches and Selah Fire Departments joined to help fight the Medicine Valley Road Fire, which is burning over 1,000 acres. Three planes and a helicopter are on site.

UPDATE: 4:43 p.m.

Yakima County Fire District 5 updated the fire is now nearly 1,000 acres and is still being spread by the wind.

Level 3 evacuations have been ordered for West White Swan Road, north of Branch Road and all the way west of Wesley Road.

Level 2 evacuations have been ordered for Fort Simcoe Road, north of West White Swan Road and west of Signal Peak Road, including White Swan.

AUGUST 26, 2022 4:12 p.m.

A bushfire outside of White Swan has grown to approximately 180 acres as Yakima County Fire District 5 crews respond. The fire is around the 1600 block of Medicine Valley Road and is being driven by the wind.

The fire was reported shortly after 3 p.m. on August 26 and is currently moving towards Hawk Road.


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