80% of Batterman Fire contained, 14,100 acres burning

All evacuation notices for the Batterman Fire dropped to Level 1, authorities said. The wildfire was 80% contained Friday as burned 14,100 acres have burned in Douglas County.

State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Batterman Fire, near East Wenatchee.

The fire, which started on July 4 around 3 p.m., is burning sage and grass, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

This fire is estimated at 14,100 acres and growing and is threatening homes, infrastructure and farmland. The fire was 80% contained as of Friday.

An official at the scene said firefighters have made significant progress today on the north perimeter.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Twitter account has up-to-date information for residents to follow.

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