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30 homes under mandatory evacuation near Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — The Eagle Fire burning in the Eagle Creek Drainage area of the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forrest grew to 1,500 acres and forced homeowners to evacuate their homes Wednesday morning.

The fire, which was zero percent contained Wednesday, continues to grow. Thirty homes were placed under a Level 3 mandatory evacuation. Level 3 evacuation means homes are in imminent danger and residents must leave. Thirty other homes were placed under Level 2 evacuations, meaning residents should be able to leave at a moment’s notice.

So far, no homes or structures have been lost in the fire. The fire was detected Monday afternoon near the top of a ridge between Eagle Creek and Bjork Canyon in timber and grass.The Eagle fire is burning near the top of a ridge between Eagle Creek and Bjork Canyon with winds pushing it northeast, away from Leavenworth but homes are in the fire’s path.

Firesfighters from King and Pierce County were sent east to help battle the blaze.


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