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Brush fire burning in Chelan County threatens homes, prompts evacuations

Wenatchee Easy St. Fire (aka Red Apple Fire) on July 13, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Chelan County Emergency Management/Facebook)

A brush fire burning between Cashmere and Wenatchee has prompted Level 2 and 3 evacuation notices and is threatening about 200 homes.

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The fire burning broke out in the 3300 block of Red Apple Road around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Washington Emergency Management Division said the Red Apple Fire has burned 1,000 acres and it’s growing, burning grass and sage.

These are the current evacuation notices as of 11:25 p.m. Tuesday:

Level 3 (Leave now): West Eagle Rock Drive, May Lane, Anna Lane, North Ridge Drive, Sequoia Lane, and April Lane

Level 2 (Get ready to leave): Rue Jolie down to American Fruit Road and over to School Street

Level 1 (Fire advisory): Red Apple Road, northeast of Highway 2; South of Easy Street from Monitor to Highway 2/97 by Ohme Garden Road

Chelan County Emergency Management said the Red Cross set up a shelter at the 7th Day Adventist Church in Wenatchee, located at 508 North Western Avenue.

For the latest updates, click here.

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