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Crews fighting wildfires on high alert

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CLE ELUM, Wash. -- Crews fighting the table mountain fire near Cle Elum are on high alert thanks to some winds blowing through the area.

Authorities have issued a red flag warning because of the dry and windy conditions.

Crews say burnout operations were successfully completed around the Liberty area on Monday before the winds peaked.

However, extra patrols will be out tonight to make sure the winds don't blow smoldering embers across fire lines.

The fire has charred more than 40-thousand acres and is 70-percent contained.

Crews say they still plan to have the table mountain fire fully contained by Friday.