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Washington wildfire destroys homes, forces evacuations

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 00:46

Emergency officials have ordered hundreds of people to leave their homes in central Washington state as a fast-moving wildfire sweeps through the area. Linda So reports.

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It's a fast-moving wildfire that has already consumed at least a dozen homes and is threatening many more. Thousands have been told to leave their homes in central Washington state as the so-called Sleepy Hollow fire rages near Wenatchee. People took refuge in shelters as the blaze that began Sunday afternoon ripped across a hillside into a commercial and housing district. Strong winds and extreme temperatures are making it harder to contain. To make matters worse, firefighters are battling a massive fire nearby that has burned a paper processing plant and a fruit packing company. Crews are up against thick smoke and intense flames as they work to get it under control. No word yet on what caused the fires.

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Washington wildfire destroys homes, forces evacuations

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 00:46