NESPELEM, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire that destroyed seven homes and led to the evacuation of the town of Nespelem continues to burn in north-central Washington.

Firefighters across eastern Washington braced for the arrival of strong winds on Wednesday night that could fan the flames of existing wildfires.

A fire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation has grown to 24 square miles with zero containment.

The Chuweah Creek fire was ignited by lighting Monday. The town of Nespelem, which has about 200 residents, was evacuated Monday night and remains under evacuation notice.