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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wildfires' danger shrouds Wenatchee Valley

Smoke from wildfires burning east of the Cascades has filled the valley from Wenatchee to Leavenworth along Highway 2, nearly obscuring Cashmere, along the Wenatchee River. One health-department official said of the smoke: "This is worse than Mount St. Helens."