300 firefighters working Eagle Fire near Leavenworth

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 7:25 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 21 at 6:21 PM

The Eagle Fire northeast of Leavenworth grew to 1,500 acres Tuesday night, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The fire is 0 percent contained.

Thirty homes were under a Level 3 evacuation notice Wednesday and an additional 35 structures were at a Level 2. Smoke from the fire was also affecting Cashmere and Wenatchee as it drifted east.

More than 300 personnel are assigned to the fire and DNR says more resources have been ordered.

Firefighters from a Pierce County task force and the Snohomish County Strike Team were on their way to assist.

The King County Strike Team left to help with the fire on Tuesday night.

The Eagle Fire was spotted Monday burning near the top of a ridge between Eagle Creek and Bjork Canyon in timber and grass, east of the Chumstick Highway.

No structures have been burned. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

The public was asked to stay clear from the road closure areas and to minimize traffic on roads accessed by firefighting crews.

A public meeting was planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cascade High School located at 10190 Chumstick Road across from the fire station in Leavenworth.

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