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Mop-up begins on wildfire near Leavenworth

Associated Press

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. – Fire officials said Sunday morning they’ve reached full suppression on the Suncrest fire above North Road, 2 miles east of Leavenworth.

The 330-acre fire is 75 percent contained. The fire is believed to have been human-caused.

Additional fire crews have been called in for mop-up. Evacuations are still in effect. No structures were lost.

Fire crews and massive aerial support knocked down the wind-swept fire west of Peshastin on Saturday evening.

Four air tankers, two helicopters, an air attack plane and an aerial spotter hit the fire hard before nightfall to keep the fire from spreading into residential areas and heavier forest.

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