Wildfire near Brewster explodes to 10,000 acres

Wildfire near Brewster explodes to 10,000 acres

Wildfire near Brewster explodes to 10,000 acres

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 10:09 AM

BREWSTER — Overnight winds forced firefighters to retreat at a wildfire in central Washington that has grown to 10,000 acres — more than 15 square miles.

Spokesman Dan Garner at the incident management center at Brewster High School says no structures are threatened. He says firefighters are concerned about the hot weather forecast through the weekend so they’re pushing Friday to get a handle on it. It’s about 50 percent contained.

The fire broke out Wednesday near Pateros and Brewster. It’s burning grass, brush, scattered timber and some wheat land.

About 240 firefighters are on the scene, assisted by a helicopter and air tankers dropping water and fire retardant.

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