Cougar Creek Fire grows to more than 21,800 acres - KPTV - FOX 12

Cougar Creek Fire grows to more than 21,800 acres

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The Cougar Creek Fire started on Monday and has now grown to more than 21,800 acres.

Firefighters continue to deal with extreme fire behavior, long range spotting, treacherous terrain, and heavy fuel loading from bug-killed timber and the remains of the Cold Springs and Cascade Creek fires.

The fire has moved south and east prompting the Klickitat County Sheriff to issue a Level 1 evacuation for some residents north of Glenwood.

A public outreach meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m. at the Trout Lake School.

Lightning ignited the fire Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. It is located approximately 6 miles northwest of Glenwood. 

Lands protected by the Yakama Indian Nation, Washington Department of Natural Resources, and the United States Forest Service are impacted by the fire.

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