Slideshow: Firefighters contain 250-acre Wenatchee wildfire - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Slideshow: Firefighters contain 250-acre Wenatchee wildfire

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WENATCHEE, Wash. - Firefighters have completed a trail around a 250-acre wildfire about 10 miles north of Wenatchee.

Department of Natural Resources spokesman Mark Grassel says two helicopter dropping water Tuesday helped about 65 local, state and federal firefighters on the ground. They expect to declare the fire controlled by 6 p.m.

The fire started near an electrical transformer pole Monday night and spread quickly in a steady wind through grass and brush dried after several days of hot, sunny weather.

Smoke restricted traffic overnight on Highway 97A.

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