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Lightning sparks new fires across Central Washington

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WENATCHEE, Wash –A lightning storm late Monday sparked a number of new wildfires across north-central Washington.

The U.S. Forest Service said one of the largest new fires was the Stokes Road Fire near Carlton and Gold Creek in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

The Stokes Road Fire has grown to 600 acres.

Other much smaller fires being watched by the USFS include:

Foggy Dew Creek fire at about .75 acres
South Ridge Methow, Piper Creek, tenth of an acre reported
West Buck Mountain, Methow RD, tenth of an acre, contained at 10:00 pm
Miner’s Ridge, Entiat RD, tenth of an acre, contained at 10:30 pm
French Cabin Junction, Cle Elum RD, quarter acre

Because conditions remain so explosive, USFS is asking anyone who spots smoke or a fire to report it immediately.

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