WNG Mobilized To Assist Jolly Mountain Fire Crews

The Washington National Guard has been mobilized to assist with firefighting efforts at the Jolly Mountain Fire.

Over 125 Guardsmen and 50 vehicles are supporting the State Patrol maintain checkpoints along closed roads near the fire that has been burning near Cle Elum for close to three weeks consuming over 24,000 acres.

On Wednesday the Norse Peak Fire west of Naches more than doubled in size, growing to more than 40,000 acres.