LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — The Eagle Wildfire near Leavenworth continues to burn at an alarming rate and fire crews are gaining little ground. The fire has grown to 1,500 acres since it started on Monday. Crews say they have 0% containment so far.
The fire is not threatening the town of Leavenworth but several homes are in its path. So far, folks in 30 homes are under a mandatory evacuation notice and another 35 buildings are under level two evacuation.
The number of fire fighters on the scene has doubled since Wednesday. Now 300 firefighters are working to stop the blaze on the ground. There are also a number of helicopters being used to fight the fire.The fire has not burned any structures so far.
We will have live reports all morning long from Leavenworth. We will also receive updated information from officials this morning as well.