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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.
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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.

Warehouse blaze still burning near North Wenatchee Avenue

WENATCHEE — Fires that ignited Sunday night in a cluster of warehouses in North Wenatchee continued to burn this morning. Business owners and managers were on the scene to assess damage, and several companies were holding off-site conferences to plan on how to proceed in coming days. 

Cool-air capture tips

WENATCHEE — If you can’t keep cool, Josh Mitchell advises, you can at least keep the cool air.

Flames and explosions and the smell of chemicals

WENATCHEE — Firefighters were running and yelling for people to get back as cardboard and other recyclables stored outside Michelsen Packaging and Northern Wholesale Inc. in North Wenatchee were engulfed in flames that licked higher into the sky than the warehouse buildings around them.

Evacuees flee just ahead of flames

Update June 29: Manhart and Bailor found out early Monday that the home of her parents, Richard and Raeanne Bailor, didn't burn. three of their neighbors' homes did. Bailor's dad credited her and Manhart's insistance for thier getting out when they did. "Kim was arguing and arguing, saying, 'Dad, this is serious,'" he said. "Then, my future son-in-law (Manhart) said, 'Your neighbor's house is fully engulfed. You've got to get out of here.'"

Crews battle multiple blazes near North Wenatchee Avenue

12:15 a.m. Monday | Concerned over possible leaks of ammonia and methyl bromide from the Blue Star fire, emergency crews have issued evacuation orders for some residents along Walla Walla Avenue and Riverside Drive from the Blue Bird Inc. facility south to Ninth Street.
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Structures in Broadview torched by Sleepy Hollow fire

UPDATE 12:40 A.M. MONDAY: The count of burned houses and structures near the Broadview area has risen to 12 and possibly more, said emergency management specialist Rich Magnussen. Firefighting crews are also continuing to monitor homes on the north side of No. 2 Canyon as the fire progresses.