Fires in central Washington cover more than 11 square miles

Video courtesy: Eric Granstrom, NCW Life Channel

WENATCHEE, Wash. -- Two wildfires burning in north-central Washington have consumed more than 11 square miles.

The Spartan Fire in Chelan County had burned about seven square miles on Tuesday and threatened some 80 homes. The state Department of Natural Resources says the fire is about 10 percent contained by 160 firefighters.

Meanwhile, the state says grasslands fires in Douglas County have burned some 4.6 square miles (11.9 square kilometers) and have no containment.

Occupants of the homes threatened by the Spartan Fire, a few miles southeast of Wenatchee, were told to be ready to evacuate on a moment's notice.

Click here for the latest evacuation information from emergency management officials.