Wildfires threaten multiple counties, evacuations remain in place

Wildfires threaten multiple counties, evacuations remain in place

Fire crews in north central Washington State are working to contain three wildfires that, together, have destroyed upwards of 50,000 acres.

The Sutherland Canyon fire, around 15 miles south of East Wenatchee, accounts for 45,000 of those acres. With the Spartan and Straight Hollow fires, the three are threatening parts of Chelan, Douglas and Grant Counties. An incident response team will be taking command Thursday morning, as crews continue to work the lines.

Evacuations have been put into place in several areas throughout those counties. For information on those areas and details on fire statuses, refer to the Incident Information System website or check these alerts from local authorities.