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FIRE ALERT: Fire Burning Near Chelan 50% Contained

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CHELAN, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire that has burned about 10 square miles north of Chelan in central Washington is 50 percent contained.
    
Fire management spokesman Jeff Sevigney says the fire did not grow significantly during the day Tuesday and that recent mapping showed the fire had burned more ground.
    
But Sevigney also says conditions are favorable for continued efforts to fully contain it. About 250 firefighters are working to finish building lines around the blaze.
    
Sevigney says residents of about 50 homes have been told to be ready to evacuate, just in case.  Alta Lake State Park also is closed.
    
No structures have burned since the fire broke out Sunday in light timber and grass.

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CHELAN, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire that broke out Sunday south of Pateros near Lake Chelan has grown to an estimated 4,000 acres - about six square miles.
    
A spokesman for fire managers, Jeff Sevigny in Brewster, also says the fire threatens about 30 homes, mostly in the community of Alta Lake. Residents have been advised of the danger. Campers at Alta Lake State Park also have been told they may need to evacuate.
    
The state has called in a larger team to take over management at an operations center. About 210 firefighters are at the scene.
    
The fire is burning grass and light timber.
    
Sevigny says temperatures in the 90s and the chance of gusty winds Monday are a concern.
   

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