Fire above Lake Wenatchee made a significant run over the weekend

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The Nason Fire high above Lake Wenatchee saw significant growth over the weekend after a month of slow burning on an inaccessible mountain peak.

The U.S. Forest Service said the fire burned down to Forest Service Road 6700 on Saturday.

On Sunday, crews initiated firing operations to secure the road and on Monday were focused on holding and improving that line.

The 610-acre fire grew by almost 150 acres in a 24-hour period over the weekend after averaging 10 to 50 acres of growth a day since it was started by lightning Aug. 4, the Forest Service reported.