People of Northwest Public Radio
Thu August 22, 2013
The Eagle Wildfire Near Leavenworth Now 10% Contained
Some 600 firefighters continue working the lines of the so called Eagle wildfire burning near Leavenworth. It’s estimated to be just under 2 square miles.
Fire information officer Robin DeMario says the good news is that the fire now considered to be about 10 percent contained, but she says temperatures in the 90’s could worsen the situation.
And, none of the evacuated residents have been allowed to move back into their homes.
“30 homes are under a level 3, which is the highest level evacuation, and then 37 homes are under a level 2 evacuation. That’s the level where to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. Landowners and residents up there have been able to get into their places. It’s just that no one else can get up that road" says DeMario.
DeMario says the fire is having no impact on the tourism activities of Leavenworth, which is about 5 miles away.
Smoke is moving to the East, away from local communities.
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