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August 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Fire crews fighting 40-acre Chelan County blaze

About 120 federal, state and local firefighters fought a 40-acre fire near Leavenworth in Chelan County Monday.

The cause is unknown, according to a release from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The wildfire is being pushed to the northeast by winds along Bjork Canyon and away from structures along Eagle Creek Road  Monday afternoon.

Nevertheless, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents on Eagle Creek Road that they might need to evacuate if the fire gets closer.

Officials are asking people to avoid Eagle Creek Road, and they’re saying residents should use Derby Canyon Road to exit the area.

Teams from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Forest Service and Chelan County Fire Districts 3, 6 and 9 were using an air tanker, two helicopters, six smokejumpers, four rappellers, five fire engines, one bulldozer and two 20-person crews to quell the blaze. Additional resources were being ordered, including another bulldozer and other engines, the release said.

 

 

 

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