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Wildfire Destroys Five Homes Near Wenatchee

UPDATE/ WENATCHEE, Wash. - A wildfire burning south of Wenatchee in the Colockum Pass area has burned about 25,000 acres and is spreading toward a wind farm near Vantage.
    
The fire has burned three homes and several outbuildings since breaking out Saturday. About 60 residences have been evacuated.
    
A fire spokesperson says fire officials are working on a plan to stop the fire at a ridge north of the Wild Horse wind farm, which was about eight miles from the flames on Monday afternoon. The spokesperson estimates the fire is at least two days away from that point.
    
About 300 firefighters are battling the blaze, with assistance from multiple helicopters. Firefighters focused Monday on keeping the fire out of forested lands to the west. As of Monday night, the fire was only 5% contained.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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 WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire burning south of Wenatchee in the Colockum Pass area west of the Columbia River has grown to about 31 square miles.
    
Fire spokeswoman Karen Ripley reported on Monday the fire has burned three homes and several outbuildings since breaking out Saturday. About 60 residences have been evacuated.
    
Roads to the fire area, from both Kittitas and Chelan counties are closed. The fire is only about 5 percent contained and officials expect it to continue to grow.
    
Firefighters are working on improving containment lines on the north and west ends of the fire. About 300 people are working on the fire, with assistance from multiple helicopters.
    
About 40 homes are threatened in the area about 20 miles from Wenatchee. Residents have been evacuated and the Red Cross has set up a shelter at a church in the city.

 

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire fire burning south of Wenatchee in the Colockum Pass area has burned five houses since breaking out Saturday.
    
A spokesman for fire managers, Rick Issackson, tells KPQ the five homes lost are in addition to other structures destroyed in the fire that has burned more than 10 square miles.
    
About 40 homes are threatened in the area about 20 miles from Wenatchee. Residents have been evacuated and the Red Cross has set up a shelter at a church in the city.
 

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