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Posted: Jun 21, 2019

Rain overnight is credited with helping fight flames in Finley area

Rain overnight into Friday morning has been credited with helping to fight the fire in the Finely area. Benton County Fire District No. 1, Ron Fryer, said the fire was at 75-percent containment at about 7:10 a.m. Friday morning. The number of fire fighters working the area has been reduced. About 75 acres have burned in total.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2019 4:54:06 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV NBC 4
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Posted: Jun 20, 2019

Fire burns on Yakima Training Center near Priest Rapids Dam

Firefighters from the Yakima Training Center and other agencies were battling a brush fire that had scorched about 3,500 acres Thursday evening. Dubbed the Alkali Canyon Fire, it was burning approximately 2 miles north of Priests Rapid Dam and is within the boundaries of the training center, said Mike Daniels, deputy to the garrison commander.
- PUB DATE: 6/20/2019 6:40:33 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic - Metered Site
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Posted: Jun 20, 2019

Firefighting partnership beefs up proactive fire protection in the Wenatchee Valley

Crews from various firefighting jurisdictions participated in a fire protection project along the Malaga-Alcoa Highway just southeast of Wenatchee on Thursday. Chelan County Fire District 1 Chief Brian Brett says a partnership with Chelan County Fire District 3, Alcoa and the Department of Natural Resources allowed a fire line dig spanning over one mile from the Alcoa entrance spanning a mile past the electric substation.
- PUB DATE: 6/20/2019 3:56:08 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
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Posted: Jun 20, 2019

Leavenworth Home Escapes Major Damage From Falling Tree

An aging ponderosa pine was toppled by high winds in Leavenworth about 9am Wednesday. The crash of the 100 foot tree grazed a home in the 300 block of Cascade Street, causing minor damage. Damage was confined to a porch area of the home. The lone occupant of the home was not injured. The tree was estimated at up to 300 years old and was recognized as the Leavenworth Heritage Tree, one of the oldest in Leavenworth.
- PUB DATE: 6/20/2019 12:42:49 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
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Posted: Jun 20, 2019

Chelan County declared High Fire Hazard Area

In a move which is rapidly becoming the seasonal norm, Chelan County has once again been declared as a High Fire Hazard Area. “We’ve had some above normal temperatures (and) we have had some rain and that made the grass grow but then it dried out and those flash fuels down in the Lower Valley are pretty volatile right now,” explained Chelan County Fire Marshal Bob Plumb.
- PUB DATE: 6/20/2019 10:59:42 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
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