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Lake Chelan fire grows to more than 500 acres

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MANSON, Wash. — Firefighters struggled to contain a large fire that threatened structures Friday near Lake Chelan.

Firefighters said the fire, called the 25 Mile fire and located near the town of Manson, Wash., had grown to more than 500 acres by 9 a.m. Friday. The fire threatened structures and homes to the east.

A level 1 evacuation notice was posted for residents in the Emerson Acres area north of Green’s Landing in Manson, Wash. A level 1 evacuation means residents should be aware of the dangers that exist, and monitor local media outlets for information.

A Washington Department of Natural Resources Type 3 Incident Management Team has been ordered to the area to manage the fire suppression efforts.

Currently, a 250-person fire crew and two helicopters are on scene. The Forest Service has closed Mitchell Creek campground as a precaution. Forrest service road Number 8200 is closed beyond Antilon Lake.

Fire managers are concerned about the predicted wind forecast for the weekend and will focus their efforts on keeping the fire west of the Mitchell Creek drainage and south of the Forest Service Road #8200

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