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July 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Controlled burns to fight Chelan County blaze

The Associated Press ENTIAT, Chelan County — Firefighters in central Washington are getting ready to do some controlled burns to push back the southern end of a fire near Entiat. The fire burning across 35 square miles is about 34 percent contained. But fire spokesman Daniel O’Connor says they’re having some problems with flaming debris rolling down…

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July 14, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Mills Canyon fire grows; more storms expected

The Associated Press ENTIAT, Chelan County — A wildfire burning in central Washington has grown to 35 square miles, fire officials said Monday. Crews have strengthened containment lines around the fire near Entiat, but officials worried about the potential for dry lightning and wind to kick up the blaze. Fire officials said Monday morning the blaze was 25 percent contained. “We…

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July 13, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Weather a concern in battling Central Wash. wildfires

The next 24 hours could prove crucial for containment of the Mills Canyon fire in Central Washington, which has already burned nearly 22,000 acres. More than 750 firefighters from across the region made solid progress keeping the blaze from populated areas on Saturday, according to U.S. Forest Service Fire Information Service Spokesman Daniel O’Connor. Using hotshot crews,…

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July 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Hundreds battle Central Washington wildfire

The Associated Press ENTIAT, Chelan County — Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 30 square miles in Central Washington. The blaze threatened more than 200 homes and damaged a few outbuildings in Chelan County near Entiat, roughly midway between Seattle and Spokane. Residents of about 40 homes have been…

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July 10, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Evacuations ordered in Washington state wildfire

  A heat wave bound for Eastern Washington this weekend could aggravate raging fires already in the area. Temperatures there are expected to climb past 100 degrees this weekend, according to Matt Fugazzi, forecaster for the National Weather Service in Spokane. A hot, dry climate, he said, can turn land into “organic gasoline, just waiting for…

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July 9, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Wildfire update: Residents of 2 dozen homes told they can return

CHELAN (AP) —A wildfire about 4 miles west of Entiat in Chelan County threatened about 200 homes as hot, dry weather raised the risk of more wildfires across central Washington. A house fire Tuesday started the wildfire in the Mills Canyon area which quickly spread to about 8 square miles. By Wednesday morning, evacuation advisories had…

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September 18, 2013 at 7:14 AM

Young moose hangs around Entiat for 2 weeks

ENTIAT, Chelan County (AP) — Leave the moose alone. That’s the advice the state Fish and Wildlife Department is giving to residents of Entiat. The Wenatchee World reports a young moose has been hanging out around town for two weeks and resting on lawns. Wildlife Sgt. Dan Klump says cooler weather usually triggers moose to move on…

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October 9, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Exploding targets spark 120-acre Entiat wildfire

The Associated Press ENTIAT,  Chelan County — A wildfire near Entiat may have been started by a father and son shooting at exploding targets. The Chelan County sheriff’s office says the Forest Service is investigating Sunday’s fire in the Mud Creek area. The Wenatchee World reports flames spread to 120 acres in about an hour and…

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