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Here’s the latest with fires in our region: Two small fires are burning in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness west of Leavenworth and another is northwest of Leavenworth in the Chiwawa drainage of the Glacier Peak Wilderness. All three have remained small over the last two weeks, started by lightning in the late-July thunder cell that…

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The Desert Canyon Fire near Orondo in Douglas County is fully contained and teams demobilized over the weekend. Fire crews said yesterday they reached full containment, keeping the fire to just under 1,500 acres. No structures were damaged and no one was injured. Evacuation notices to homes in Browns Canyon Road were lifted Thursday night.…

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The lightning-caused Desert Canyon Fire in Douglas County, burning near Daroga State Park, is now estimated at 1,000 acres, moving northeast upriver from Orondo towards Brown’s Canyon. There are two residences under Level 3 Evacuation notices and Level 1 evacuation notices are in place for the Auvil area, with Douglas County Deputies making notifications. Brown’s…

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