One of Washington's major wildfires is expected to be contained this week, but gusty winds may threaten fire lines.
Firefighters expect to have the Table Mountain Wildfire burning north of Ellensburg contained by Friday. The fire has grown to 40,738 acres and is 70 percent contained.
The Wenatchee Complex of wildfires, burning close to the Table Mountain fire, has grown to 55,234 acres. It is a little more than half contained.
A Red Flag Warning was issued for the area on Tuesday. From the Cascade Mountains to theIdaho Panhandle, forecasters expect humidity to drop and wind gusts to reach as high as 40 mph.
Fire officials will provide the public with an update on the Table Mountain fire at a meeting Tuesday evening.The meeting will be held at the Central Washington University StudentUnion Recreation Center, room 202 at 6:30 p.m.
Both the Table Mountain fire and Wenatchee Complex were started by a lightning storm on September 8.