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Firefighters are trying to contain fire that started near homeless encampment in Selah

Firefighters are trying to contain fire that started near homeless encampment in Selah.

[UPDATE 5:51 P.M.] Firefighters have warned people living near S 4th, 5th and 7th Street in Selah they must be ready to evacuate if needed.

Units from West Valley and District 5 have join other groups trying to put the fire out. Kittitas County is also sending help.

They estimate more than 400 acres burned so far and they are using dozers to set fire lines.

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SELAH, Wash.- Firefighters are still trying to contain a fire that is burning next to highway 823 in Selah.

The fire was called a four alarm fire a little before 3 p.m. and there are fire crews from Selah, Gleed, The Training Center, Highland, Naches and other have responded.

They say the fire started in a homeless encampment at the bottom of the hill and it quickly spread to the hills when the winds started to pick up.

Fire crews are working to keep the homes on the north side of the hill safe and they say about ten percent of the fire is contained at this time.

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