Washington Wildfire Mostly Contained

Fire near Leavenworth involved a timber storage area

In this May 23, 2017 photo provided by Chelan County Fire District 3, a pile of logs burns near Leavenworth, Wash. The wildfire that started at an old log-storage site has prompted evacuation orders for homes and cabins at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination, officials said Wednesday. (Ben Torkelson/Chelan County Fire District 3 via AP)


LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire burning at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination is largely under control after burning for two days.

Photos: WA, Chelan County Wildfire

Northwest Incident Management Team spokesman Brendan Cowan says the fire near the town of Leavenworth was 78 percent contained Thursday morning.

No injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged.

The fire started Tuesday about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) north of the town in an old timber storage area. The fire was burning on about 40 acres (162,000 square meters) at its peak.

Leavenworth is a gateway to Wenatchee National Forest where many people have getaway homes.

Its town center is modeled in the style of a Bavarian village.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

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