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Monday, July 29, 2013

Spreading Central Wash. fires force evacuations

Smoke rises Monday from the Colockum Tarps fire south of Wenatchee. The blaze has forced evacuations and burned several properties, having grown to more than 10 square miles as it blackened hillsides and burned its way down to the banks of the Columbia River.