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Authorities Urge Homes in Washington to Evacuate

Written by Associated Press on July 7, 2014

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) – Authorities have urged residents of eight homes near a brush fire on a hillside in central Washington to evacuate and put those living in an additional 60 residences on notice that they may need to flee if conditions worsen.

Rich Magnussen of the Chelan County sheriff’s emergency management team says residents of those eight homes in Wenatchee have been strongly encouraged to leave because wind gusts of 20 to 25 mph are expected Sunday evening.

He says most people likely went back to their homes after leaving initially. He says a shelter didn’t report anyone checking in.

The size of the Skyline Drive Fire reported early Sunday was revised down to about 180 acres, based on more accurate mapping and satellite data. No structures have been damaged.

The blaze is about 90 percent contained.

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