An open letter to the community from the Mills Canyon and Chiwaukum Creek Complex Fire Incident Commander
People in the communities affected by Mills Canyon and Chiwaukum Complex are so generous in their appreciation of the hard work done by firefighters and, on occasion want to express that appreciation by making donations or contributions to the crews...
With the weather in their favor, fire fighters feverishly dug more line around the Chiwaukum and Mills Canyons complex fires Wednesday and Thursday.
Fire Information Officer Sara Sarlos talks about the progress made on the Chiwaukum Creek and Duncan Creek fires.
The 1000-acre Duncan Fire is now 50-percent contained and the 12-thousand acre Chiwaukum Creek Fire is 25-percent contained.
Sarlos says crews could partially re-open highway 2 soon if fire conditions improve.
In anticipation of hot temperatures this weekend, Sarlos says the lack of wind will be a relief for fire fighters.
The 22-thousand acre Mills Canyon Fire is still 90-percent contained and the Kelly Mountain Fire burning in sub-alpine fir is 50-percent contained.
Leaps and bounds were made on containment of the Carlton Complex Fire Wednesday and Thursday resulting in the easing of some evacuation levels.
Fire Information Officer Jessica Payne says the fire is 52% contained....
Evacuation alerts dropped from a 3 to a 2 in the Libby Creek, Middle Fork and Gold Creek areas Thursday.
The Carlton Complex Fire continues to burn at 250-thousand acres.
A Wenatchee family escaped safely when their double-wide mobile home caught fire this morning. Wenatchee City Fire Marshall, Mark Yaple reports that crew from the City and Chelan County District One were called out around 1:40 AM to find the structure on Mulberry Lane fully engulfed in flames . .
Yaple says it appears the fire started outside the home . .
The cause is still under investigation. Yaple says there were other structures around the dwelling that were threatened . .
Yaple says there were no reported injuries. He says firefighters also rescued the family's pets from the burning mobile home.
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