A plane drops retardant to create a fire break at the Sunlight Waters housing development Tuesday near Cle Elum. About 800 people were assigned to fight the Taylor Bridge fire, about 75 miles east of Seattle. And calmer winds are making fire managers optimistic.
Homeowner David Firth tries to beat back a brush fire heading toward his home as a wildfire burns Tuesday in Cle Elum.
Men watch as fire roars across ranch land Tuesday on Bettas Road near Cle Elum.
A man tosses dirt on a fire as he tries to save his home Tuesday on Bettas Road near Cle Elum. The house did not burn.
Flames surround a house Tuesday on a hillside above Bettas Road near Cle Elum. Wildland firefighters on-site advised that the house survived the fire.
Flames from the Taylor Bridge Fire climb the side of Lookout Mountain east of Cle Elum in mid-August. The fire ultimately caused $11 million in damage, destroying 61 homes and hundreds of other structures, according to a report.