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'Dramatic' increase in containment expected on Sleepy Hollow Fire

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Several fires are burning the Wenatchee area Several fires are burning the Wenatchee area
One of the areas burned by the Sleepy Hollow Fire in Wenatchee (PHOTO: KHQ) One of the areas burned by the Sleepy Hollow Fire in Wenatchee (PHOTO: KHQ)
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WENATCHEE, Wash. - During a press conference Tuesday morning, fire officials in Wenatchee said they expect containment of the Sleepy Hollow Fire to increase dramatically by Tuesday night. 

Firefighters are mopping up hot spots and clearing away any dry fuels that might reignite the fire. So far, the fire has destroyed 24 homes and 4,000 people remain under level 2 evacuations. 

Incident commander Nathan Rabe said conditions have been tough on firefighters, but there are 247 people on 4 crews, including helicopters and fire engines, fighting the blaze. 

As of Tuesday morning, the Sleepy Hollow Fire is estimated to be about 3,000 acres.

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