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Wildfire suppression efforts continue closure at Naneum Ridge State Forest 
 

MEDIA ADVISORY

October 10, 2012

Wildfire suppression efforts continue closure at Naneum Ridge State Forest
Area and road west of Coleman Creek Road closed to walk-in and vehicle access

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has closed a portion of the Naneum Ridge State Forest, located North of Ellensburg in Kittitas County, to protect both firefighters and the public as crews continue to monitor the Table Mountain Fire. The closure includes the area west of Coleman Creek Road. The area will remain closed at least through the weekend. Closure includes both vehicle and walk-in access. Hunters are encouraged to visit Colockum, Quiloomene, and Whiskey Dick Wildlife areas, managed by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)

 Who:

Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

 What:

Temporary closure of a portion of the Naneum Ridge State Forest—west of Coleman Creek Road to both vehicle and walk-in access.

 When:

Effective immediately until further notice. To stay up to date on fire closures and information, follow DNR’s Fire Twitter.

 Where:

Naneum Ridge State Forest, North of Ellensburg.

 Why:To protect public safety as firefighters continue to monitor the Table Mountain Fire.

Directions and web link:
View a map of the Naneum Ridge State Forest with closure area.

To get the latest on DNR hunting closures and fire safety tips, visit Hunting Alert.

For hunting information, please visit WDFW hunting regulations and seasons page.

Table Mountain Fire information.

Media Contact: Diana Lofflin, Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1169, diana.lofflin@dnr.wa.gov  

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