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EAGLE CREEK FIRE UPDATE (5 p.m.)

August 20, 2013

Eagle Creek Fire Update:
Fire has doubled in size in the last 24 hours to now over 500 acres. Officials say the fire is moving fast and crews are working quickly to suppress it and create fire lines.
Chelan County Sheriff's Office has issued a level 2 evacuation notice for 60 homes up Eagle Creek Road from milepost two eastward to the end of the pavement. A level 3 evac is in effect for three homes and officials say they have been asked to leave.
PIO Mik Mueller said about 120 personnel are working on the fire, including two bulldozers, multiple engines, two helicopters and two air tankers. He said more crews are en route and will be added around 6 a.m. tomorrow.
A public meeting is scheduled for tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Chelan County Fire District #3 fire station located on Chumstick Road across from Cascade High School.