UPDATE: 9PM SATURDAY, JULY 20TH: The fire is out. Three structures were destroyed, one other badly damaged and one incurring some heat, smoke and water damage. Due to continuing hazardous fire conditions created by a combination of low humidity, high temperatures and wind, fire personnel will remain on site overnight to guard against any re-kindling.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL the Fire Dept requests you don’t call for Info, they are very busy. We will post regular updates as info becomes available.
11:30 AM Update from the Seattle Times
9:00 AM Update:
According to Teri at the Fire Dept, the fire (17000 Block of North Shore) is currently 5-7 acres in size. Three homes have been completly destroyed and one badly damaged. 100 people are currently involved with fighting the fire drawing from many different groups such as Forest Service, DNR, etc. Two helicopters are assigned and working. The North Shore is closed to traffic in the fire area and the PUD is working to restore power to areas not directly affected by the flames. There is concern the fire will continue to grow and is “creaping” around as it finds new fuel. The Fire Dept has contacted all the residential neighbors affrected and will will continue to contact people as needed.
A fire broke out early this evening at the old Forest Service Station on North Shore, early reports have a number of the Forest Service Cabins / Structures burned. Here is the current coverage from the Wenatchee World Link Please comment if you know more. Crews and Helicopters on site. The wind is down this evening, which should make containment easier. Photo Danny Beard