Fire About 50 Percent Contained at Tourism Spot
LEAVENWORTH (AP) — Officials say a wildfire near a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination is now about 50 percent contained.
The blaze just north of Leavenworth started Tuesday and intensified, but Northwest Incident Management Team spokesman Brendan Cowan said Wednesday that hundreds of firefighters and other responders have been able to make progress on the initial fire and two related spot fires.
Officials say the fire hasn't grown in size since Tuesday night and was still burning on about 40 acres (161,900 square meters).
Cowan says winds are still blowing and active fire suppression efforts continue.
No structures or homes have been damaged by the fire, and no injuries have been reported.
Cowan says less wind is in the Thursday forecast, which could make the fire easier to contain.