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August 22, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Fire near Leavenworth 10% contained

LEAVENWORTH (AP) — A wildfire burning near Leavenworth is about 10 percent contained, but firefighters are keeping a wary eye on temperatures expected to climb into the 90s.

The Eagle fire covers 1,186 acres and is located about 5 miles northwest of the Bavarian-themed village of Leavenworth.

Fire spokeswoman Robin DeMario said Thursday that about 30 homes remain under mandatory evacuation notices.

She says the fire has not burned any homes.

Fire crews used helicopters to drop water on the fire on Wednesday and made progress in containing the blaze.

DeMario says the hot and dry conditions forecast for Thursday could produce an increase in fire.

An earlier state fire roundup is here, and the national roundup focuses on a massive fire near Yosemite that is threatening thousands of homes.

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