Firefighters hope to make gains on Wash. blaze
CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) -- Crews fighting a large blaze in central Washington hope to increase containment levels by Wednesday evening, but are keeping a wary eye on weather conditions later in the week.
The fire burning near Cle Elum has burned dozens of homes and caused about 900 people to evacuate. Incident commander Rex Reed said he was hopeful containment would be up from 10 percent to 25 percent later in the day.
However authorities are worried about hotter, drier conditions Thursday and Friday and the possibility of lightning Saturday.
The fire that broke out Monday at a bridge construction site.