Antoine Creek wildfire nearly contained, 6,800 acres burned

Antoine Creek wildfire nearly contained, 6,800 acres burned

Antoine Creek wildfire nearly contained, 6,800 acres burned

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM

NEAR CHELAN, Wash.-- Officials announced early Thursday fire crews have the upper hand on a wildfire burning near Chelan.

They expected the fire to be fully contained by 6 p.m. Thursday.

Firefighters built a line around the fire and said overnight, the fire did not grow in size.  They will mop up the rest of the fire and start rehabilitating trails.

A significant number of firefighters and equipment will be off duty as of noon Thursday and the rest will be released Friday morning.  The fire will continue to be monitored for several days by local fire stations.

An evacuation notice for local homeowners was lifted Wednesday and all area roads were re-opened.

Crews said a total of 6,837 acres were charred in the fire.  It started Sunday around noon and burned grass, brush, and timber.  The cause of the fire remained under investigation.
 

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