August 20, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Fire burning near Leavenworth grows
A fire burning near Leavenworth has grown from 40 acres to over 300 acres overnight.
No mandatory evacuations have been reported yet, but the fire has reached Eagle Creek Road, according to Dan Eldridge, a volunteer firefighter at Chelan County Fire District 3.
As of Monday night, more than 120 federal state and local firefighters were at the scene fighting the blaze, which was being pushed northeast by winds along Bjork Canyon, according to a release from Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
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