Fire Officials Urge Caution as Fire Season Begins
Information and photos from Chelan Fire and Rescue
Chelan County Fire Protection District 8 and Chelan Fire and Rescue responded to a report of an orchard burn that got out of containment around 11:58 hours today (05/22/2019). Battalion 7 was the first unit to arrive in the area and report a working brush fire. Units from Chelan County Fire Protection District 8 and Chelan Fire and Rescue, United States Forrest Service, Department of Natural Resources and Bureau of Land Management joined the effort to quickly help contain the fire.
The fire was located up the Chelan Butte Road off Stayman Flats Road. Much of the fire was contained between two orchards, but the north end was open to traveling up the Chelan Butte. Resources rapidly knocked down the main body of fire at 13:16 hours and stopped fire spread on the north end followed by full containment.
Fire was about three acres. Units on scene are now mopping up hot stops. The leaders of the involved fire agencies had just completed a meeting at Station 81 in Entiat and were still in the area make resources more available.