Wildfire near Leavenworth explodes to 500 acres

Wildfire near Leavenworth explodes to 500 acres

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Wildfire near Leavenworth explodes to 500 acres

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 21 at 2:31 PM

The Eagle Fire near Leavenworth has grown to 500 acres, according to the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Due to the fire's spread downhill, 21 homes are under evacuation Level 3.

The Eagle Fire was spotted Monday burning near the top of a ridge between Eagle Creek and Bjork Canyon in timber and grass, east of the Chumstick Highway. It’s moving toward a few structures.

The Chelan County Sheriff's Office has ordered a Level I evacuation notice for residents along Eagle Creek Road from Milepost 2 east to where the pavement ends. A Level I evacuation means residents should prepare for an evacuation.  There are two structures under a Level 2 evacuation notification which means they should be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice.

Over 120 firefighting personnel, two air tankers, two helicopters, multiple fire engines and a bulldozer are fighting the fire.

The cause of the fire was not immediately determined.

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