New lightning caused fire near Olympia grows to nearly 300 acres

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OLYMPIA, Washington — A new lightning-caused fire about 30 miles northwest of Olympia at Haven Lake has grown to nearly 300 acres since it began Monday.

Fire officials say it is burning on forested lands and is not threatening any structures.

Fire fighters are starting to get a handle on other wildfires burning across the state, although some are still growing.

Several lightning caused fires in central Washington continue to be active, including the Devil's Elbow Complex, which had grown to nearly 32 square miles in north-central Washington by Tuesday morning.

The group of fires burning 15 miles northeast of Nespelem, Washington, started on Aug. 3. It is Fire officials say the complex is 7 percent contained.

The Snag Canyon fire burning 10 miles north of Ellensburg in central Washington also is growing. It was last measured at more than 16 square miles and is 30 percent contained.

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