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Lightning fires doused by rain, firefighters

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NCW — Less than a dozen wildland fires sparked by lightning Thursday afternoon are all contained this morning, fire officials say.

Some 337 strikes hit the ground in Chelan and Douglas counties, bringing a possibility of holdover fires over the next few days, said Jim Duck, dispatch coordinator at the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center in East Wenatchee.

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