Washington state wildfire destroys at least 23 homes

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Posted: Jun 29, 2015 1:19 PM

WENATCHEE, Wash. (Reuters) - A wildfire in Washington state has destroyed at least two homes and damaged two commercial properties in the town of Wenatchee, near the eastern foothills of the Cascades, according to the Chelan County Emergency Management office.

The so-called Sleepy Hollow fire erupted on Sunday, and has scorched some 3,000 acres of rolling grasslands and brush, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Natural Resources said.

(Reporting by David Ryder, in Wenatchee; Writing and additional reporting by Steve Gorman from Los Angeles; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)