Fire near Leavenworth 50% contained

LEAVENWORTH — The wildfire burning near Leavenworth is now 50 percent contained.

Fire officials say good progress is being made fighting the Eagle Fire, which has burned about 2 square miles in steep terrain.

About 810 firefighters are assigned to the fire.

The Eagle Fire began on National Forest lands on Monday, Aug. 19, and grew quickly.

Although there is still some smoke in the area, all businesses and visitor facilities are open in the Leavenworth area.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

There are 65 residences or structures along Eagle Creek Road under Level 2 evacuation, which means people who live there should be ready to leave at a moment’s notice because there is a possibility of the fire reaching the area.

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