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Central Washington wildfire grows dramatically

Central Washington wildfire grows dramatically

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YAKIMA, Wash. – One central Washington wildfire has burned across 28 square miles in just two days while another has broken out in hot, tinder-dry conditions.

Fire spokesman Rick Scriven said Thursday evening that the Mills Canyon fire near Entiat has burned across more than 18,000 acres since it started Tuesday.

Residents of about a dozen homes have been told to evacuate, while more than 200 other homes are threatened.

A stretch of U.S. Highway 97A has reopened after being closed for 24 hours by the fire.

About 40 miles away, on the west side of Lake Chelan, the new 25-Mile Fire quickly burned across 350 acres by Thursday evening.

Some residents have been told to leave their homes.

Near Spokane, a wildfire that has burned about 1 square mile is reported 80 percent contained.

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