New fire burning near Cle Elum

New fire burning near Cle Elum
Near Cle Elum, WASH -- A fire burning near Cle Elum has burned 500 acres, but so far no evacuations have been ordered.

The Cle Elum Ridge Fire was reported around 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The fire is burning in heavily forested land south of the Cle Elum Ridge The forest service responded quickly, however, due to smoke from the fire Kittitas County health officials are asking people to limit their time outdoors.

Should evacuation be necessary, the Red Cross will activate a shelter.