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eaglefire1LEVEANWORTH, Wash. — The Eagle Wildfire continues to rage out of control this morning in central Washington as fire fighters from all over the state mobilize.

Authorities say the blaze doubled in size in a matter of hours. Crews say the fire is approximately 500 acres and fire fighters have 0% containment. The fire is just five miles northeast of the town of Leavenworth, WA.

The local sheriff’s office has evacuated 21 homes so far but dozens more are on level two evacuation notice and residents could be told to leave at a moment’s notice.

Crews say the terrain is extremely difficult, inaccessible in some areas. Authorities say this could be the most dangerous fire of the season for fire fighters as it is buring in some dense woods and flames are leaping from tree top to tree top.

A public meeting was held last night for about 100 residents. Another meeting is scheduled for tonight as well.

We will continue to update our website with the latest information.

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