firewatch

Brush fire briefly closes section of Wash. highway

Authorities say a 40-acre grass and brush fire in central Washington's Kittitas County briefly threatened some homes and sent up smoke that temporarily closed a roughly 15-mile section of U.S. Highway 97 in the Ellensburg area.

More firefighters attacking wildfire near Selah

About 150 more firefighters are attacking a wildfire Wednesday that burned about 15 square miles of grass and brush and threatened homes near Selah in the Yakima Valley in south central Washington.