Firefighters face a daunting task of trying to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by Saturday's Lightning storm. Robin Demario with the US Forest Service says at least 110 fires are burning across a wide swath of Central Washington. A new management team is assuming control of what's now being called the Wenatchee Complex Fire which is comprized of over 60 blazes.
Steve Hair reports . .
The largest of the fires at over 65-hundred acres is burning in the Entiat Ranger District. Meanwhile in Wenatchee another major wildfire continues to consume dry brush and grass in the sage hills west of town. No homes have been damaged but there are alot of frayed nerves as residents watch the flames advancing up the hill. The Canyon Fire has blackened over 500 acres of dry brush and grass, No Homes have been damaged. The Red Cross has set up a shelter at the 7th day adventist church on Western Avenue. Chelan County Fire District One is coordinating firefighting efforts on the Canyons Fire. A Type One Incident management team will be taking over control of the fire at 6 pm. Additional resources and apparatus are on order. Motorists are advised that highway 971 is closed through the Navarre Coulee area.