Investigators: Wildfire near Lake Chelan human caused

Investigators: Wildfire near Lake Chelan human caused

A wildfire burns near Lake Chelan, July 5, 2013.

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

KREM.com

Posted on July 7, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 7 at 2:16 PM

MANSON, Wash. (AP) -- Fire officials say the 25 Mile Fire which swelled at its peak to 1800 acres on the north shore of Lake Chelan has been determined to be human caused.
 
Fire investigators ask that anyone who has information about suspicious activity in the area should contact the Department of Natural Resources. The fire started Thursday on private property across Lake Chelan from the 24-Mile State Park.
 
On Sunday, the fire burning on both private and Forest Service land was about 15 percent contained.
 
A Level 1 evacuation notice has been issued for residents of two neighborhoods in Manson, Wash., plus the Antilon Lake Campground. That means people who are sensitive to smoke or have special needs should begin to make arrangements to evacuate.

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