Spartan Fire Swells to Over 4 Thousand Acres

Alvin Kelly
June 27, 2017

The Alcoa fire, southeast of Wenatchee, has burned about 500 acres. "It's really about putting in those effective lines and using natural features and roads to break the fire and keep it from spreading further". The state Department of Natural Resources says the fire is about 10 percent contained by 160 firefighters.

The evacuation is for Colockum Road, Kingsbury, Moses Carr Road and Ingersol Road. Level two means residents should be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. There's no official word on the fire's origin, however Krake says a lightning storm that moved through the area Monday afternoon could be the culprit.

Krake said hand and bulldozer crews worked overnight to cut fire lines, but will only be able to engage the fire in some positions, when and where it's safe.

Over in Douglas County, DNR reported 5 fires covering 300 acres burning with crews responding with air support.

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The fire was originally three separate fires until the wind pushed them together.

Residents are under evacuation orders due to lighting-sparked fires that are burning in four different Washington state counties.

Two helicopters and two winged aircraft were busy dropping water on the Alcoa Fire (as its being called by fire officials on-scene).

Level 2 evacuations are in place for Colockum Road, Kingsbury Road, Moses Carr Road, Ingersoll Road, and Tarpiscan Road. About 50 homes are under level 2 evacuation because of that fire. The roadway is open to local traffic only. Local traffic is only allowed on the roadway.

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