Containment improves on Schneider Springs Fire in Yakima County, 73,403 acres burned

  • Source: KVEW-TV ABC 42 Kennewick/KAPP-TV ABC 35 Yakima
  • Published: 08/26/2021 12:00 AM

Firefighters have improved containment on the Schneider Springs Fire that has burned more than 73,000 acres in Yakima County. On Thursday, officials said the fire burning northwest of Naches has burned 73,403 acres and is eight percent contained. There are nearly 600 firefighters working to contain the fire using six air resources, 45 engines, 6 dozers, and 24 other fire apparatus. Officials say due to the number of fires burning around the country, there’s a limited amount of firefighting resources available. On Wednesday, aerial resources aided firefighting efforts in the Little Rattlesnake drainage. The cooler temperatures Wednesday evening helped firefighters contain the southern portion of the fire preventing it from spreading to structures and towards Naches.


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