WENATCHEE — Storms helped firefighters get control of a wildfire burning in Central Washington. The Mile Marker 10 Fire, which was sparked by lightning Friday night, is now 70% contained.
But some crews had to hike to the fire lines Monday, because the rain caused mudslides and several roads were blocked near Malaga. Residents also had to wait for trucks to clear the debris, to get in and out of their neighborhood.
A community meeting was held at the Malaga Fire Station Monday night. Residents were told that all Level 2 & 3 evacuation orders are being lifted.
“Reducing those evacuation levels should make everyone feel a lot more comfortable about this fire tonight,” says public information officer Michelle Peterschick.
But she says residents should still be alert, since most of the region is still dry and fire season is not over.