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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 09 at 1:46PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT EAST WINDS AND A TEMPERATURE INVERSION WILL HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED POLLUTION LEVELS IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. WEAK WEATHER DISTURBANCES WILL PASS THROUGH

Today

Hi41° Patchy Fog

Tonight

Lo33° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi40° Rain Likely

Thursday Night

Lo35° Rain Likely

Friday

Hi45° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo35° Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi48° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo34° Slight Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi45° Slight Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo37° Slight Chance Rain

Skyline Drive Fire contained, evacuations lifted

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WENATCHEE — The 180-acre Skyline Drive Fire is now contained, and no homes are considered threatened by the blaze that quickly swept through Wenatchee’s foothills early Sunday morning.

Firefighters successfully defended firelines through Sunday afternoon, and are working today to put out hot spots in the fire’s interior, said Rich Magnussen, Chelan County Emergency Management Specialist.

The Saddlerock trails and Skyline Drive remain closed because fire crews are still in the area and need unimpeded access to the area.

Residents who live on Skyline Drive are allowed to use the road.

Reported at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, the blaze quickly swept up and over Saddlerock, and about 100 firefighters worked through the night and day Sunday to prevent the fire from threatening homes in No. 2 Canyon. No structures were lost.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the state Department of Natural Resources. Fire investigators have pinpointed an ignition point just off of Skyline Drive.

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