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Special Weather Statement issued July 23 at 4:09PM PDT by NWS

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT THE WESTERN COLUMBIA BASIN AND EASTERN OKANOGAN COUNTY ALONG WITH FERRY COUNTY... AT 407 PM PDT...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WAS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF CHELAN TO 26 MILES NORTH OF DAVENPORT...AND MOVING NORTH AT 40 MPH. WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 57 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. THIS

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Thursday Night

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Hi87° Sunny

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Lo63° Clear

Sunday

Hi95° Sunny

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Lo73° Mostly Clear

Monday

Hi97° Hot

Cashmere fire briefly closes Highway 2/97

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Highway 2/97 just east of Cashmere was closed for about 30 minutes as a brush fire raged along a narrow strip of land between the highway and Mt. Stuart Road Sunday evening.

Firefighters from Chelan County Fire District 6 units in Cashmere, Monitor and Dryden were able to douse the flames and hold the fire to about 3/4 acre. One house was threatened, but not damaged. Cashmere Captain Jeremy Burns said the fire could have spread farther and more dangerously were it not for a homeowner on the 5300 block of Mt. Stuart Road that turned on his overhead sprinklers along a row of tall Poplar trees.

The fire was called in at 8 p.m. Sunday. Mop up was complete at about 9:30 p.m. Highway 2/97 reopened at about 9 p.m. Cause of the fire is under investigation.

Reach Rick Steigmeyer at 509-664-7151 or . Read his blog Winemaker's Journal or follow him on Twitter at @steigmeyerww.

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