WA Wildfire Containment Expected Wednesday

Officials are slowly winding down firefighting operations as full containment of a wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in central Washington, reports the Associated Press. The wildfire is expected to be fully contained by Wednesday.

Fire management spokesman Mark Morrow said that firefighters have pinned the fire to a small drainage area on the north side of the Taylor Bridge fire and are working in rugged terrain to establishment a containment line.

Morrow says the number of firefighters working the fire will be reduced from about 600 to 400 by the end of Friday and even further Saturday, as the fire becomes less active.

The fire east of Cle Elum was 91 percent contained by Friday morning. It has burned more than 36 square miles, or 23,500 acres, about 75 miles east of Seattle.

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