August 22, 2013
The wildfire up Eagle Creek northeast of
Leavenworth continues to burn. Officials estimated it is around 1,186 acres in size thanks to more accurate
mapping. Containment level is around 10 percent.
The fire began around 2 pm Monday.
It’s located about five miles northeast of Leavenworth near the top of a ridge between Eagle Creek and Bjork
Canyon, east of Chumstick Highway. The cause is still under investigation.
The fire has
reached Eagle Creek Road in several areas, causing level 3 evacuations for 27 homes. The remainder of the
residences between Bjork Canyon and the Van Creek area, approx. 38 to 40 in number, are at level 2 evacuation