CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -- Firefighters have fully contained a wildfire burning outside Malaga, south of Wenatchee.
The Mile Marker 10 fire was initially reported at about 11 p.m. Friday, sparked by lightning. The fire had burned almost 6,000 acres. No injuries had been reported.
Fire crews planned to continue mopping up the fire Wednesday.
Evacuation levels were dropped to Level 1 for all residents near the blaze.
Meanwhile, another wildfire burning near Wenatchee, the Colockum Tarps fire, remained 98 percent contained. That fire had burned over 80,000 acres.
Evacuation levels for the Colockum Tarps fire had also been reduced to Level 1.
The fire has been burning since Saturday, July 27, through dry grass, sagebrush and timber growing in steep drainages along the western shore of the Columbia River, 11 miles southwest of Wenatchee. It was human caused and grew rapidly.