8,000-acre brush fire in Yakima County causes ‘Level 2’ evacuations

An approximate 8,000-acre wildfire broke out in Yakima County Saturday on a ridge north of Sunnyside and east of Zillah.

It is being dubbed as the Beam Road Fire.

People living in the area have been told to be ready to evacuate if needed. A Level 2 “Get Set” evacuation order was put in place for some residents. The evacuation zone has since been lifted, but covered the areas of Beam Road, Houghton Road, heading North on Hwy 24 over Rattlesnake Ridge, then East on Hwy 24 and Hwy 241 to Silver Dollar; then South on Hwy 214 and West to Houghton Road, according to KIMA.

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