A wind-fueled wildfire chased people from nearly 900 homes in Washington state as it burned through a landscape so reminiscent of the Alps a nearby village adopted a Bavarian theme to attract tourists.
A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires that threaten several hundred homes
The fire has burned through nearly 30 square miles in Chelan County
Firefighters have told residents of about 100 homes in Washington state they should evacuate because of a threatening wildfire. Residents of more than 100 other homes near Entiat have been told to be ready to leave.
The state Ecology Department reports air monitors detect hazardous Friday air in Cashmere and Liberty, and unhealthy air in Wenatchee, Entiat, Pateros and Quincy.