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‘One hell of a barbecue’

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MALAGA — Don Keeley happened to glance out his kitchen window last Saturday morning and saw smoke curling up from the grassy hillside across the road.

The 78-year-old Colockum resident is all too familiar with fire. A few years ago, he’d lost a shed full of antiques in a small grass fire near his home.

As he was calling 911, he saw the flames. Then he called his daughter, Cheryl, in Wenatchee, and asked her to come.

Keeley is among…

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