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Fires reported in Tumwater Canyon area...again (UPDATE)

September 12, 2011

 

****4:07PM****

 

CWICC officials confirmed to KOHO 3

fires burning in the Tumwater Canyon area, all of them either contained.  One 2-acre blaze by the Tumwater

campground is almost contained, another fire burning in the Chiwaicum was a hay bale ablaze on the side of the

road, and the third confirmed fire about a mile away from that was only 1/10th acre in size.  Firefighters

already have a line around that burn and do not expect it to grow.  Fire officials repeated our area is under

extreme fire danger with hot and dry conditions and ask people to exersize extreme caution for the next few

days.

 

****4:00pm****

Firefighters are scrambling to fight 2 confirmed fires in the

Tumwater Canyon between Coles Corner and Leavenworth.  CWICC officials say one of the confirmed fires is

listed at 2 acres, and do not have a size estimate on the other.  The third fire is, as of 4PM,

unconfirmed.  No word on the causes of the fires.  Keep checking kohoradio.com and our Facebook page for

more details as we learn of them.

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