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Wildfire burning in Ferry County at 2500 acres

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Smoke seen from the fire in Ferry County (PHOTO: Kari Peters) Smoke seen from the fire in Ferry County (PHOTO: Kari Peters)
FERRY COUNTY, Wash. -

UPDATE: Tuesday August 2, 2016, 10:45 p.m.:

The wildfire burning in Ferry County is about 2500 acres in size and 0 percent contained. There are level 3 evacuations in place, but it only affect three homeowners at this time. 24 structures are threatened. 

Fire officials say it appears the fire was sparked when high winds blew over a power line. 

Previous Coverage:

A fire burning about 20 miles south of Inchelium has grown to about 2500 acres in a matter of five hours. 

The fire started at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Detail are limited at this time, but we are told the community of Kewa is under a level 3 evacuation, which means get out now. 

Winds in the area are fueling the flames. We will update this story as soon as we can confirm additional information. 

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