Rabid Bat Found in Downtown Wenatchee

Chelan Douglas Health District is posting an advisory after a rabid bat was found Thursday. The bat was found in the Morris building parking lot located at 23 S. Wenatchee Ave. The dead bat has been sent to the Washington State Lab for testing. The Morris building parking lot and its…


Level 1 Evacuation Orders on Little Camas Fire

The Little Camas Fire has grown to 400 acres and the Chelan County Sheriff’s office has placed the Camas Meadows Bible Camp and three adjacent homes under a level 1 evacuation notice. Due to fire activity in the area, Forest Service Trail Red Hill #1223 and Tronsen Ridge Trail #1204…


Additional Resources Ordered on Little Camas Fire, Now 400 Acres

The Little Camas Fire has grown to 400 acres and supervisors have ordered additional resources including aircraft and firefighters on the ground.  The is six miles southwest of Cashmere and so far is not threatening any structures including the Camas Meadows Bible Camp about two miles away. Information officer Eric…


Camas Fire Grows but No Evacuations Ordered

The fire burning in the Little Camas area east of Blewett Pass is now 250 to 300 acres. Jim Duck with Central Washington Interagency Communications Center reports the fire is burning  slowly through timber and slash in the Sand Creek area, about 6 miles southwest of Cashmere.  There are no…


Fire East of Blewett Pass in Little Camas Area

UPDATE 5PM Revised figures put the fire burning in the Little Camas area at 250 to 300 acres.  Jim Duck with Central Washington Interagency Communications Center says firefighters are making progress.  The fire is burning slowly in timber and slash and is still a long way from homes in canyons above…


Fireworks Start Fire That Burns Two Homes, Kills Pet

One home was destroyed, another damaged and a family pet died in fire on the Fourth of July in Ephrata.  Fire Chief Jeremy Burns said fire spread to two homes on L Street Northeast after a family at one of the residences had been setting off fireworks. Burns said the…


Baird Springs Fire is Contained, No Structures Lost

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported the 1, 000 acre Baird Springs Fire was considered 100% contained as of Wednesday morning. The fire started Tuesday around 3:45 pm and threatened homes, crops, and orchards near Quincy.  Level 3 evacuations were lowered to a Level 1 Tuesday evening and are still…


Sleepy Hollow Arson Plea Sentencing

The man who admitted starting the Sleepy Hollow Fire was handed a 27 month prison sentence and 18 months supervision after pleading guilty Tuesday to first degree arson. 39 year old Jeremy J. Kendall of Wenatchee was given credit for time already served and could be freed soon into supervision…


UPDATE: Evacuation Alerts Lowered on Baird Springs Fire near Trinidad

UPDATE 8PM The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reduced Level 3 Evacuation orders to a Level 1 because of improved conditions on the Baird Springs Fire.  Additional resources are arriving with State Mobilization approval granted Tuesday afternoon but approximately 100 firefighters are working the fire with air support.  The Grant County…


Quincy Lakes Fire is Contained

Despite a Red Flag Warning Monday, Grant County Fire District 3 in Quincy contained the Quincy Lakes Fire. Deputy Chief Tony Leibelt said the fire is in a monitor status at this point, “We staffed it overnight and it’s still burning in the interior in spots from what I understand…