Fire crews make progress on Yakima wildfire, brace for winds

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Fire crews have made progress battling a wildfire near Yakima but officials are worried about high winds forecast throughout the weekend. The Evans Canyon Fire, which has burned about 115 square miles between Naches and Ellensburg since it started Monday afternoon, was about 20% contained late Saturday morning. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports firefighters managed to carve fire lines in key areas on Friday. Incident Commander Bob Shindelar says winds that have the potential to push the blaze west are forecast through Monday. The fire has destroyed six homes and six outbuildings and displaced more than 100 people.