Washington Wildfire Mostly Contained

Fire near Leavenworth involved a timber storage area

In this May 23, 2017 photo provided by Chelan County Fire District 3, a pile of logs burns near Leavenworth, Wash. The wildfire that started at an old log-storage site has prompted evacuation orders for homes and cabins at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination, officials said Wednesday. (Ben Torkelson/Chelan County Fire District 3 via AP)

 

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire burning at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination is largely under control after burning for two days.

Photos: WA, Chelan County Wildfire

Northwest Incident Management Team spokesman Brendan Cowan says the fire near the town of Leavenworth was 78 percent contained Thursday morning.

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No injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged.

The fire started Tuesday about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) north of the town in an old timber storage area. The fire was burning on about 40 acres (162,000 square meters) at its peak.

Leavenworth is a gateway to Wenatchee National Forest where many people have getaway homes.

Its town center is modeled in the style of a Bavarian village.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

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Fire near Leavenworth involved a timber storage area   LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire burning at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination is largely under control after burning for two days. Photos: WA, Chelan County Wildfire Northwest Incident Management Team spokesman Brendan Cowan says the fire near the town of Leavenworth was […]

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