Colockum Tarps Fire

The Colockum Tarps Fire has grown to more than 66 square miles and burned five homes in addition to other structures 20 miles south of Wenatchee, Washington. (Steve Ringman / Seattle Times / MCT)

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Updated 5:30 p.m.: The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office has added additional areas to evacuation zones in response to the Colockum Tarps Fire, including areas along the Kittitas County side of the Columbia River from the northern county line to the southern edge of Scammon Landing and the Skookumchuck River, north of Vantage.

The recreation areas along the river in the evacuation zone have been closed, and anyone in those areas is advised to leave.