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White River Fire causes evacuations northwest of Lake Wenatchee


LAKE WENATCHEE — The White River Fire is 341 acres and 0% contained, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources reported Sunday morning. The Irving Peak Fire is 143 acres and 0% contained. Evacuation notices remain in place. Both were lightning-caused.

“Recreationists are advised to stay away from the Little Wenatchee and White River Roads where these fires are burning,” according to InciWeb Incident Information System’s website.

The Irving Peak and White River fires are about 4 miles apart and being managed by the same team, according to an update from the USDA Forest Service. On the White River Fire, crews are using contain, confine, and control methods to stop fire progression east of the 6404 road and south of the Little Wenatchee River Road. The strategy means firefighters use natural features and fire lines to contain the wildfire.

Firefighters are doing structure protection for properties along road 6404.

Aircraft are assigned to the fire. Fire managers are assessing safe containment options as they coordinate with local, county, and state personnel.

On the Irving fire, crews are scouting potential control lines and will begin structure protection along the Little Wenatchee Road (FS Road 6500).

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