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Brush Fire Near Wenatchee Destroys Two Buildings

WENATCHEE, Wash. -

A Saturday morning brush fire burning south of Wenatchee has destroyed a mobile home and another structure.

Spokeswoman Kay McKellar says the fire burning on about 1.5 square miles at Colockum Pass has forced evacuation of more than 40 homes and cabins in the area.

Two helicopters and an airplane are dropping water and fire retardant on the blaze. About 100 firefighters from Chelan and Douglas counties as well as the Washington Department of Natural Resources are working on the fire. No injuries have been reported.

Chelan County Fire Chief Bill Neckels says high temperatures and 30 mph winds are making the effort to fight this fire and protecting homes and cabins in the area more difficult.

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