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Wildfire Reaches Wind Farm Near Ellensburg

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ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) - The wildfire that started south of Wenatchee and covered 109 square miles has burned to the edge of a Puget Sound Energy wind farm about 17 miles east of Ellensburg.
    
The Wild Horse wind farm has 149 turbines that are designed to withstand brush fires.
    
The Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/15f7qUI ) the turbines have been put in safe mode and are not generating electricity.
    
A wind farm's visitor center was closed to the public on Tuesday and is being used as fire lookout. Artifacts on loan to the center from the Kittitas County Historical Museum in Ellensburg, including a 1905 electric car, were removed as a precaution.
    

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