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Central Washington wildfire causes evacuations

July 5, 2021 GMT

EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire in central Washington near East Wenatchee burned 1,000 acres Sunday evening and autorities said it was threatening homes.

The Seattle Times reports the Batterman fire began around 2:50 p.m. Sunday, and by 3:30 p.m. State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized state fire officials to mobilize and help local firefighters from Douglas County Fire Districts 1 and 2 in battling the fire.

Some homes were evacuated.