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WMD Disaster Alert: Sleepy Hollow Fire at Wenatchee

The state Emergency Operations Center is activated at a Phase III level in support of the Sleepy Hollow Fire at Wenatchee. Read the governor's statement here. For News, follow WA EMD on Twitter. DNR has fire updates on Twitter. Use hashtag #sleepyhollowfire to see latest updates. Follow Chelan County Emergency Management for local updates and evacuation notices on Twitter and Facebook. Chelan County Sheriff's Office is also posting updates here on Facebook.

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