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WA's Snag Canyon fire grows

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A wildfire in Snag Canyon, near Ellensburg, WA has burned more than 3,500 acres. (Source: KNDU/NBC) A wildfire in Snag Canyon, near Ellensburg, WA has burned more than 3,500 acres. (Source: KNDU/NBC)
The weather and rough terrain are making it difficult for firefighters to put out the fire. (Source: KNDU/NBC) The weather and rough terrain are making it difficult for firefighters to put out the fire. (Source: KNDU/NBC)
Harsh conditions are taking a toll on the firefighters battling the blaze, which is only 10 percent contained. (Source: KNDU/NBC) Harsh conditions are taking a toll on the firefighters battling the blaze, which is only 10 percent contained. (Source: KNDU/NBC)

(KNDU/NBC) – Fire crews are working hard to fight a wildfire burning just north of Ellensburg, Washington.

"We were able to save a lot and with a lot of good work throwing retardant down and putting dozer lines where they need to be, we saved a lot of homes," Incident Management Team member Nick Cronquist said.

Right now the flames are only at 10-percent containment and burned about 3500 acres.

With harsh conditions, it is taking a toll on firefighters.

"The biggest hurdle is the terrain. This fire is moving. It's very steep terrain. It's very inaccessible terrain. It's very dangerous terrain to put a whole lot firefighters," Cory Wall of the U.S. Forest Service said.

High winds are adding to the stress.

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