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Christine Pratt

Department: Editorial

Position: World staff writer

Responsibilities: Photographer, PUDs, Reporter, Videographer, Wenatchee

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  1. Firefighters today battled windy conditions that pushed the Chiwaukum Creek Fire to 11,444 acres. The fire moved north and into the Thompson Creek area. Crews will backburn in that area Monday to eliminate fuels and strengthen the fireline, fire spokeswoman Connie Mehmel said this evening. The fire also grew along its southern edge to Icicle Ridge.
  2. From finish lines to deadlines
  3. Fire pulls to within 10 miles of Chelan, but is heavily staffed at leading edge.
  4. Paschal Sherman Indian School, near Omak, also offering shelter to wildfire victims.
  5. VANTAGE — The Saddle Mountain Fire, reported at 4:20 p.m. Friday in Kittitas County has grown to 38,000 acres and burned three unidentified structures near the hamlet of Getty's Cove, county officials said this morning in a news release.