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Mills Canyon Fire Grows to 18,000 Acres Near Entiat

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A wildfire burning in Chelan County grown to about 18,000 acres. A wildfire burning in Chelan County grown to about 18,000 acres.
UPDATE/NEAR ENTIAT, WA - A central Washington wildfire has burned across 28 square miles in just two days.
Fire spokesman Rick Scriven said Thursday evening that the Mills Canyon fire near Entiat has burned across more than 18,000 acres since it started Tuesday. Residents of about a dozen homes have been told to evacuate, while more than 200 other homes are threatened.
A stretch of U.S. Highway 97A has reopened after being closed for 24 hours by the fire.

The fire is still a 0% percent containment. 

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NEAR ENTIAT, WA. - A wildfire burning in Chelan County continues to grow and as now scorched more than 10,000 acres.

Fire officials say the Mills Canyon Fire located west of Entiat has nearly doubled in size since Wednesday. 109 homes are under a mandatory level 3 evacuation and another 122 are at level two which means they should be ready to leave at any moment.

As the fire continues to grow crews were forced to shut down a 30-mile stretch of Highway 97a from Wenatchee to south of Chelan

400 firefighters are now battling the blaze, up from 200 on Wednesday. The fire is zero percent contained.
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