Structures burned, homes threatened by Wenatchee area wildfire

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Don Seabrook/Wenatchee World

SEATTLE — A small brush fire that started around 8 a.m. Saturday near Wenatchee has grown to 2,000 acres and continues to grow, said Chelan County Chief Jason Mathews.

The fire started in the 7100 block of Colockum Road in Malaga, south of Wenatchee.

By 11 a.m., the wind driven fire went to a third alarm, having burned 1,000 acres.

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett requested emergency declaration from Chelan County Commissers, which was granted.

The Sheriff’s Office issued level 3 evacuations on Colockum Road, Tarpisican Road, and Kingsbury Road, said Chief Mathews.

Approximately 60 residents were notified of the fire and their evacuation level.

Wenatchee Valley Humane Society assisted with the evacuation of pets and livestock from multiple locations.

During the initial stages of the fire two structures were lost, one of which was unoccupied double wide trailer.

Statewide mobilization of out of area fire resources has been approved and en route to include a type 3 Incident Command Team.

Three helicopters and three airplane are assisting in fire suppression efforts.

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