The Twenty Five Mile Fire is now burning almost 10,000 acres at Lake Chelan north of Wenatchee.
It’s also threatening more than 720 homes with evacuation notices, with many of them at the highest level where people are asked to leave immediately.
Ryan Rodruck with the state Natural Resources Department says the weather this weekend could present a challenge to firefighters.
“We do have a forecast for the potential of showers and wetting rain,” said Rodruck. “The flip side of that, unfortunately, is it may come with lightning strikes. So we’ll be keeping an eye on that. But we’re really hoping the weather conditions turn the corner for us.”
Rodruck says the fire will get specialized care as it has risen to a point where it’s now being managed by a Level 1 Team, which is the largest groups of firefighters and resources available.