Fire District 9

A fire hazard to check for……


Fire District 9 wants to remind folks of a fire hazard many people unwittingly have in their homes. Many of us store 9 volt batteries in our homes for smoke detectors or other devices or collect them in various places …

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

Chiwaukum Creek Fire Update Noon Wednesday July 23rd

coles cornerThere has been no significant spread due to more favorable weather and small amounts of precipitation on all fires. Fire personnel used some of the time to catch up and maintain equipment in anticipation of greater fire activity with drier

Chiwaukum Creek Fire Update Thursday 1:00pm

14  BURN BAN IN EFFECT  FIRE DANGER VERY HIGH jpegThere was no significant spread due to the amount of precipitation on all of the fires. The fires received between .25” to .5” of rain, depending on where the storm cells moved through. There was a flash flood warning in …

Chiwaukum Creek Fire: Monday July 21st

IMG_3487The southern perimeter of the Chiwaukum fire is located approximately 6 miles northwest of Leavenworth, and is north of Icicle Ridge.  On the northern perimeter, the fire has burned into Thompson Creek.  Dozers and hand crews constructed line on the …

Chiwaukum Creek Fire; Highway 2 is now closed

coles cornerUS 2 is closed EASTBOUND from Stevens Pass summit. Westbound to Seattle is still open from Coles Corner.

The fire has jumped the highway.

Chumstick is closed to non residents due to extensive evacuations in the Plain area and …

Chiwaukum Fire


IMG_3617aWhile some of us slept last night the fire continued to rage on. Mike Stanford was there and provided these photos as giving us a view from our Fire Fighters perspective.

Thank you Dominic and Michael.





Chiwaukum Fire Back Burn

flameSmoke all around Lake Wenatchee and Fish Lake due to Back Burning at the Chiwaukum Fire. The Burn out going well. Firefighters are being cautious & taking it slow using helicopters to pre-treat outside the line with water drops.

Chiwaukum Fire Update 7-16

LWFR high res logo resized10:00 PM Update

Plain Ranches was just raised to Level 2 Evacuation Notice.

9:30 PM update
Wenatchee World is updating fire status regularly see Wenatchee World Fire Coverage  

In case you are having trouble figuring out where this fire is,

Chiwaukum Fire Update Thursday July 17th 11:00am

IMG_3487Levels at this time are the same as last night, no changes. If there are changes it will probably be on Chumstick Hwy. but will depend on the fire activity. Contrary to rumors, the fire HAS NOT jumped Highway 2…it …

Community Fire Briefings Scheduled

WP_20140630_17_08_23_ProTwo community fire briefings are planned for the Chiwaukum Creek Fire.

The first meeting is scheduled for Friday night at 6:30 in Plain, Washington at the Plain Community Church.

The second community briefing is also at 6:30.  It will be …

Duncan Fire and Update Tuesday Noon

The Duncan Fire is quiet so far today. This photo is from Fish Lake looking East is from yesterday afternoon. In addition to the Duncan fire, there is little known fire just west of Lake Wenatchee on Mt Mastiff which …

Employment opportunity- office/clerical

 Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue is seeking an organized person for the position of Administrative Coordinator. Position requires data entry, strong computer skills, (Excel & Word), and ability to multi-task. Previous office and payroll experience required, along with an attention …

Evacuation and Road Closure Status Monday 8:00am


Tumwater Canyon By Michael Stanford

ROAD CLOSURES US 2 is closed from Coles Corner milepost 84.75 to Leavenworth at milepost 99 due to fire activity.

(NEW) SR207 is open to Lake Wenatchee area and in now the Detour to Down Town Leavenworth

(NEW) Chumstick Highway 



ROAD CLOSURES US 2 is closed from Coles Corner milepost 84.75 to Leavenworth at milepost 99 due to fire activity.

(NEW) SR207 is open to Lake Wenatchee area and in now the Detour

Final Fire Update

IMG_3991The fires have been winding down. This will be the last scheduled update. Beginning Monday August 24, call the Wenatchee River Ranger District at 509-548-2550, the Entiat Ranger District at 509-784-4700, or the Okanagan-Wenatchee National Forest headquarters at 509-664-9200 for

15  bbextr jpegWe were just notified by the Fire Dept that our Fire Danger Level in “ZONE 680” will be raised to “Extreme” Saturday Night. Knowing this today gives those who work in the woods and home owners time to organize their …


Auxiliary presentationChelan County Fire District 9 at Lake Wenatchee held its annual recognition banquet on February 20th at Featherwinds Lodge on River Road. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of a check by CCFD9 Auxiliary president Jimi Wilson …

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Fire Update Friday July 4:00pm “Planned Hwy2 Opening”

Little Wenatchee Drainage,  By Michael Stanford

The situation continues to de-escalate and feels a little calmer. The cooler weather and rain these past few days have been wonderful. If they can maintain the fire line along Highway 2 and alleviate the risk of spotting, the level

LWFR high res logo resizedThis mornings fire update is available here.


Fire Update Monday 1:00pm

coles cornerAircraft continue to fly reconnaissance on all fires. As fire activity picked up, air operations increased the number of water drops. Smoke in the area has increased. The size of Chiwaukum fire decreased to 10,987 acres due to more accurate …

Fire Update Tuesday 4:00pm

prescribedburnIts been a quiet day. A little rain, no wind and cool temperatures. The fire has remained stable and work continues performing back burns and building fire lines. Tomorrow’s weather is forecasted to contain more rain and unfortunately some lightning …

Fire, Road & Evacuation Update for Friday

mashupUPDATED 2:00pm Restricted travel will continue on Highway 2, however; without pilot cars.  Between the Tumwater Campground and Winton area, it will remain a 35 mph speed limit with no passing and no stopping. Passing lanes will be closed and

Firefighters visit Beaver Valley School

In observance of nationwide Fire Prevention Week activities, firefighters from Fire Districts 9 and 4 from Lake Wenatchee and Ponderosa visited Beaver Valley School at Plain on Thursday, October 10th. The kids were told the importance of knowing their home …

Forest Fire Near Fish Lake

WP_20140630_17_08_23_Pro(Update)..The fire is now out. The Forest Service is look for two young men in their 20’s driving a black small SUV who had been camping in the area until Friday.

This afternoon a forest fire erupted apparently from a …

14  BURN BAN IN EFFECT  FIRE DANGER VERY HIGH jpegResolution No. 2014-73


1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, briquette fire or stove fire; except pressurized liquid gas stoves (36 DFR 261.52(a)) is hereby prohibited.
2.  This ban

Highway 2 is now OPEN. 4:00pm Update

Spring in the Tumwater, by Michael Stanford
Highway 2 re-opened today at 9:00. There are Washington DOT pilot cars from the Alps store to Winton (approximately 8 miles). Fire operational personnel and traveling public will be piloted in both directions at 35 miles per hour. There

Holiday Safety………….

LWFR high res logoHere are a few tips from your fire department for a safe Christmas season..

It’s fun to decorate for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk of a home fire. As you deck the halls this season, …

July 4th Fireworks Prohibited in Unincorporated Chelan County

FIREWORKS PROHIBITED BANNER.jpg IIOn June 27, 2016, the Chelan County Board of Commissioners declared all unincorporated areas of Chelan County to be a high risk fire area. One provision of this action is that the discharge of ALL fireworks around the 4th of …

Last Night’s Fire Photos from Michael Stanford


Mill Canyon Creek Fire Update

flameHere is the Mill Creek Update 7-16 am

New Fire on Mt. Mastiff West of Lake Wenatchee

Mt Mastiff FireWe just had a thunder storm move through our area. One of the results appears to be a new fire on Mt. Mastiff located at the west end of Lake Wenatchee. Paul Curhan was kind enough to snap this photograph …

Re-opening of US2 delayed….

Little Wenatchee Drainage,  By Michael Stanford

Chelan County has advised that the previously-announced re-opening of Highway 2 between Coles Corner and Leavenworth Sunday evening will not happen. The closure has been extended due to burn-outs now scheduled in the Tumwater Canyon area for Sunday and Monday.…

Reminder Chipping Meeting this Saturday

chippingAn information meeting will be held on April 5th at 10am at Mountain Springs Lodge to learn about local firewise efforts and the June chipping Project. Get details and sign up to participate in the DNR grant funded 50/50 (your …



Level 3 means danger is currently affecting your area or is imminent, and you should leave immediately.

Chelan County Guide to Evacuation Levels


14  BURN BAN IN EFFECT  FIRE DANGER VERY HIGH jpegROAD CLOSURES US 2 is closed from Coles Corner milepost 84.75 to Leavenworth at milepost 99 due to fire activity.

(NEW) SR207 is open to Lake Wenatchee area and in now the Detour to Down Town Leavenworth

(NEW) Chumstick Highway 

Saturday Noon Fire Update

photo (1)A new fire started yesterday in our area just West of Lake Wenatchee. The increased smoke we are receiving appears to be from this fire on Mt. Mastiff. The photos of smoke & fire are  courtesy of Murray Bartholomew taken…

Updated Fly Though of the NCW Wild Fires by Kenji Kato

CaptureA week ago we posted a wildly popular “Fly Through” of the Chiwaukum Complex Fire created by Kenji Kato.

Kenji has just finished an update which includes most all the fires in NCW.

So much has changed in the last …