Busy start to fire season

LWFR high res logo resizedTo date this year National Forest firefighters have responded to 64 human-caused fires in the North Central region of the state. This busy start is reflected in the Lake Wenatchee area with Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue responding to date this season to 9 brush fires, several of those significant in size which spread rapidly and involved a multi-agency response of several days duration. In addition three homes and one commercial structure have been destroyed by fire.

The early-season hopes of a less active fire season have dissipated with the accelerated early run-off that came with the unseasonably warm temperature we had this Spring. Though the current outdoor burning status does permit campfires and cooking fires in approved-type fire pits, it’s not a smart thing to do if the wind is blowing 30 MPH. Use your heads, folks. These fires have come too early and spread too fast .  Facebook Comments