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August 4, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Wildfires, burn ban continue; warmer weather predicted

The 80,400-acre Colockum Tarps Fire near Wenatchee was about 60 percent contained on Sunday, state officials said. High relative humidity, cooler temperatures and cloud cover kept fire activity down over the last couple of days, according to the Washington Incident Management Team. The likelihood, however, of increasing temperatures is forecast throughout much of Washington over the…

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August 3, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Crews resume work on final piece of Colockum Tarps Fire line

Firefighting crews in the Wenatchee area, unable Friday to complete the final segment of fire line along the western perimeter of the Colockum Tarps Fire, resumed their efforts today and expect to remain at it for 3 to 4 more days. Burn-out operations, including smoke and smoke columns, may be visible from points throughout the Kittitas Valley for…

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