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UPDATE: EAGLE FIRE (7AM WEDNESDAY)

August 21, 2013

 

The Eagle fire has grown to about 790 acres about five miles outside of Leavenworth.  Due to the fire's spread downhill, 27 homes/structures are now under evacuation level 3. The remainder of the residences between Bjork Canyon and Van Creek area, approx. 38-40 in number, are at level 2 evacuation notification. 

 

For those not familiar with the area, let’s give you an idea of what’s in the fire’s path.  To the north of the fire are timber sales areas, thick with growth.  To the south of the fire is Eagle Creek Road, where fire crews are working hard with structure protection to those affected homes under evacuation notices.  To the east is the Eagle Creek drainage, and to the west is the Chumstick area, filled with homes and large pockets of unburned timber. 

 

A Type-II interagency management team is fighting the burn now, commanding air tankers, choppers, and over 120 personnel.

 

 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.