Sutherland Canyon Fire grows to 47,000 acres

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The Sutherland Canyon Fire continues to burn 15 miles south of East Wenatchee.

As of Thursday, the fire has burned 47,500 acres and was 20 percent contained.

The fire started Monday when thunderstorms moved through the area. 

A Level 2 evacuation notice issued earlier for areas near Quincy and Monument Hill remain in effect. That means residents but be ready to leave at a moment's notice.

Meanwhile, the lightning-caused Spartan Fire burning 9 miles southeast of Wenatchee has grown to 9,000 acres and was 60 percent contained. The fire threatened about 80 structures. Around 160 firefighters are fighting the fire.

The Straight Hollow Fire, 20 miles south of East Wenatchee, has burned 6,000 acres and was 20 percent contained by 50 firefighters.

Related: How to build a wildfire defensible space around your home

Check the smoke and air quality here.

Photos: Lightning strikes spark Eastern Washington fires

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