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Red Cross sheltered more than 150 fire evacuees

EAST WENATCHEE — More than 150 fire refugees — including about 40 people from an assisted living facility — spent Sunday night at a Red Cross emergency shelter.

Fire closes numerous roads

WENATCHEE — A list of roads closed by the Sleepy Hollow wildfire was updated by Chelan County officials Monday afternoon.

Fire season ignites with a vengeance

WENATCHEE — We knew it was coming and were mostly prepared. But the fire season we all dreaded ignited with a vengeance Sunday afternoon as temperatures soared and winds stiffened.

Fund started for wildfire victims and firefighters

WENATCHEE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington has started a fund to support firefighters and displaced families and their animals affected by recent Wenatchee Valley fires.

Fairgrounds available for large animals

A KIMBER ROAD GATE WILL BE LEFT OPEN AT THE CHELAN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS AND EXPO CENTER FOR WENATCHEE AND MONITOR RESIDENTS WHO NEED TO MOVE THEIR LARGE ANIMALS DUE TO THE SLEEPY HOLLOW FIRE. — Welch said the fairgrounds is available for evacuees with horses, cattle, goats and other large animals.

Day respite available for senior citizens

WENATCHEE — Two senior living facilities are opening their doors to senior citizens who need a place to be out of the smoke during the day.

In Broadview, fire concerns are part of the terrain

The Broadview subdivision was developed by Ron Andre, starting on the site of a 40-acre orchard that he decommissioned as apple prices fell in the late 1980s. By 1996 nearly 60 high-end homes had been built in the new subdivision. Before the Sleepy Hollow Fire erupted Sunday, there were 111 homes, the most valuable assessed at $600,000.

Fire resources and how you can help

WENATCHEE -- The Red Cross, Humane Society and other local resources are reaching out to those who have been affected by this atrocious fire. This is a compilation of local resources who are offering services and help to those in need. 

Gusty winds worsen firefighting conditions

WENATCHEE -- While chances of isolated thunderstorms decline, increasing gusty winds in the Wenatchee Valley will challenge efforts to keep fires contained.
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Briefing: Firestorm has destroyed 24 to 28 homes

WENATCHEE -- A fast-moving wildfire burned 24 to 28 homes in north Wenatchee Sunday night, sending out embers that started commercial buildings on fire about a mile away along North Wenatchee Avenue, and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people.
Ralph Peterson returns home

Valley Vue evacuees return to still-burning homes

WENATCHEE — Their home of 43 years was still on fire this morning when Ralph and Pauline Peterson, both 86, headed back to Valley Vue Road to view what was left of their neighborhood.