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Eastern Washington fire round-up

According to the Washington DNR, there are nearly 1,500 firefighters working to control 18 active wildfires burning in Washington on more than 21,000 acres. 

Here's a look at the fires burning in Eastern Washington:

-Angel Springs Fire:

The Angel Springs Fire began Thursday, August 2, and is now burning about 5,046 acres. Crews say they now have the fire 98 percent contained. 564 personnel are assigned to the fire. 

-Cougar Creek Fire

The Cougar Creek Fire is burning in Chelan County near Entiat and Ardenvoir and is 35 percent contained. It's burning 31,961 acres and 895 fire personnel are working the fire. 

Entiat River Rd from Mad River Rd down to Crum Canyon Rd and both sides of Crum Canyon Rd. is now at a Level 1 evacuation.

Mad River Rd and Ardenvoir, as well as Entiat River Rd from Mad River Rd to end of Entiat River Rd (approximately MP 25) is now at a Level 2 evacuation. 

The fire was caused by lightning.

-Crescent Mountain Fire

The Crescent Mountain Fire is burning near Twisp. It was started on Sunday July 29 by lightning. It's grown to 17,100 acres. 419 people are working to get it under control.

It is currently 37 percent contained.

-Miriam Fire

The Miriam Fire is burning near Naches. It's 2,655 acres, and is 10 percent contained. It was started on Monday, July 30 by lightning. 

-Sheep Creek Fire

The Sheep Creek Fire is burning 458 acres near the Canadian border in Stevens County. It is 70 percent contained.

-Boyds Fire

The Boyds Fire, located three miles northwest of Kettle Falls, started on August 11 and has burned 3,065 acres. It is 18 percent contained.

-Kelly Mountain Fire

The Kelly Mountain Fire started burning on August 11, and is burning 40 acres about 12 miles north of Republic. No structures or residence are threatened but road closures are in place on North Fork Trout Creek Road. The fire is part of 11 lightning and storm related fires burning in the Republic, Curlew, and Toroda areas. 

The fire is now 5 percent contained.

-Horns Mountain Fire

The Horns Mountain Fire began on August 11, and is burning 1,188 acres, 12 miles north of Northport. It was started by lightning, and is 10 percent contained.

 

For more information on all of these fires, and up to date evacuation details, check the incident database here.


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