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SHELTON, Wash. - A fire spokesman says firefighters are making progress against a Western Washington wildfire near Shelton that chased some residents from their homes.

Fire officials said Saturday that the Powerline 2 Fire was about 70 percent contained and had burned 229 acres.

Earlier in the day the fire was reported burning underneath power lines but was not disrupting electricity supplies.

Some residents left their homes after the fire started Thursday afternoon but they have returned. No homes were lost.

Fire managers were concerned Saturday about the amount of traffic and on-lookers around the fire area. Fire managers were asking the public to get off the road and not impede fire traffic.

A public meeting was planned at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6 at the PUD3 building, 2621 Johns Prairie Rd. in Shelton. A community Facebook page has been set up for people to share information.

Meanwhile, a wildfire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation near Omak had grown to 19 1/2 square miles and was 15 percent contained late Friday. That fire burned two homes earlier in the week.

Officials announced they've fully contained the Table Mountain Fire that has burned across 66 square miles of central Washington since Sept. 8.

Washington extended a statewide burn ban until October 15.


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