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Fierce winds stoked a pair of a wildfires that burned thousands of acres across three counties yesterday.

The Cold Spring Canyon/Pearl Hill Fire prompted Level 3 (get out) evac notices for the entire towns of Bridgeport and Mansfield. Both towns were also without power Monday afternoon.

The fire was estimated late Monday night at 150,000 acres. The state management team assigned to the fire said structures were damaged, but further details weren't immediately available. Read more on that fire here.

Wind-driven dust and smoke left visibility in Mansfield so low authorities advised residents to shelter in place rather than evacuate. The photo below was taken just south of Mansfield at 10:22 a.m. Monday morning by Twitter user @A1l1g1p1.


A separate blaze, called the Apple Acres Fire, kicked up near Chelan later that afternoon. It quickly triggered a multiple-alarm response and evacuation notices along several roads. Read more on the Apple Acres Fire here.

Smoke from both blazes was pushed south into the Wenatchee Valley, lowering air quality to unhealthy levels. The health district has tips for maintaining air quality in your home here.

These stories will be updated throughout the day as more information is released by fire officials.

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