LAKE WENATCHEE — Fire that destroyed three vacation homes and damaged another on Friday at Lake Wenatchee was 90 percent contained Monday morning.
No structures were threatened this morning but crews continued to put out hot spots that flared up, said U.S. Forest Service spokesman Mitch Mueller.
“We’ll be finding them in deep roots and foundations,” he said.
No one was injured in the fire, which was reported about 6:30 p.m. Friday. The fire burned between North Shore Drive and the shoreline, and was about a half-mile west of Brown Road and about a mile down-lake from where the old Cougar Inn used to be at the head of the lake. The fire burned about five acres.
The lost homes and the one that was damaged were all on Forest Service land that was being leased to the homeowners. Mueller said North Shore Drive remained closed to accommodate crews who were working to fall damaged trees and look for spot fires.
Fire officials have said the fire was human-caused but it remained under investigation this morning.