A reminder to take extra precautions to prevent wildfires

information and photos released by Chelan Fire & Rescue

At 8:39 Thursday morning, crews from Chelan Fire & Rescue were dispatched to a reported 20×20 brush fire on Hidden Lane in Chelan.  Units arrived to find a ¼ acre slow moving fire in brush and grass.  Crews on scene were able to quickly contained and extinguish this fire within 3 minutes of arrival.  Our ability to staff and respond rapidly to these types of incidents enables us to mitigate the fire problem before it can become a bigger issue.  The cause of this fire was believed to have been a spark from concrete chipping that was being done by the property owner.

Chelan Fire & Rescue would like to remind our community that our local fuels are extremely dry and we ask that property owners take all precautions to prevent the accidental start of wildfires.