Crews continue to battle wildfires near Winthrop

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Cub Creek 2 Fire

WINTHROP, Wash. — Crews battling the flames in the Cub Creek 2 Fire in the north Cascades still don’t have the fire under control.

It’s been burning for nearly two weeks.

It flared up July 16 about 5 miles north of Winthrop.

It has burned about 51,000 acres and is 11% contained.

During a Tuesday night community meeting, crews said they were able to accomplish a few of the day’s main objectives and kept the growing western flank of the fire within control lines.

Another meeting will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at City Park in Twisp.

Nearby, firefighters are also trying to get control of the Cedar Creek Fire.

It’s at 13% containment and has burned more than 33,000 acres.

The fire has forced the evacuation and closure of the Sun Mountain Lodge Resort near Winthrop.