Chelan and Douglas County Fire responded to a fire in the facade at the entrance of the Staples building on North Ferry Street at 9:23 Thursday morning. Chelan County Fire District #1 acting Batallion Chief Brandon Kunz said an electrical problem likely caused the fire. Four units including a hook and ladder engine responded.
The Staples store had been closed since February 11th and work crews have been doing demo work inside. Robert Engle, a temporary worker, was credited by firefighters for knocking down the flames with a fire extinguisher before they arrived.
Robert Engle was working inside and quickly responded with a fire extinguisher