Wild Fire Burning in the Icicle River Drainage near 8-mile Lake

August 18, 2010


A wild fire is currently burning in

the Icicle Rive Drainage above 8-mile Lake outside of Leavenworth. It was first reported in the 1:00 hour and as

of last report from aeriel crews it was burning at around 15 acres. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest officials

say crews are on their way to further assess and battle the blaze. 8-mile Trail is being cleared of hikers. High

winds this afternoon and evening could cause the fire to spread quickly. No word yet on the cause of the fire.

More information to come...