WENATCHEE: Fire crews gain ground on biggest fire in state

August 3, 2013 

Fire crews are working to complete a fire line around a wildfire that has burned across 125 square miles south of Wenatchee. Fire officials say firefighters are working to build lines around the remaining 6 miles of the Colockum Tarps Fire and will then mop up and secure fire lines that have already been built.

More than 830 firefighters are assigned to the fire, which is 30 percent contained.

Firefighters in north-central Washington also are working to contain several small fires sparked by lightning on Thursday.

The Associated Press

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