PLAIN — A two-story home on Shugart Flats Road burned to the ground Tuesday the second home on that road to go up in flames in the past eight days.
No one was injured in either fire, said Mick Lamar, chief of Chelan County Fire District 9.
The home that burned Tuesday evening was owned by the Sullivan family but Lamar did not have first names. It was located at 12235 Shugart Flats Road, which is “almost across the street” from where fire destroyed a home owned by Richard and Crystal Fritz at 12292 Shugart Flats Road late the night of Dec. 31, Lamar said.
The Fritzes were out of town when that fire broke out, Lamar said. The Sullivan family, which included about six people, was home but got out unharmed.
Lamar said it was too early in the investigations to know what started the fires.
The fire was reported at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, with the first fire unit arriving within about 10 minutes, Lamar said. “By the time we got here, it was fully involved,” he said.
The home, built in the 1940s, had collapsed in on itself, he said.
Firefighters were hampered by heavy snow, cold temperatures and a power line that fell down in front of fire trucks, Lamar said.
He added that neighbors and the Red Cross are helping the family.
Shugart Flats Road is located between Plain and Lake Wenatchee.