The wildfire burning in and around Wenatchee, Washington, has destroyed at least 28 homes and three commercial buildings, officials said Monday.
Diane Reed, who lost her home in the fire, told The Seattle Times that her neighborhood looked "like a war zone." The Sleepy Hollow fire has burned about 3,000 acres since it broke out Sunday, state patrol spokesman Darren Wright told Reuters. Some firefighters have sustained minor injuries, he said, and several hundred homes are still under evacuation orders. Although crews have been unable to establish containment lines around the fire, overnight showers did help slow down its advance.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this point, but Janet Pearce, a spokeswoman for the state's Department of Natural Resources, said it started after several lightning strikes hit the region.
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