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Stories from the fire

Here's a collection of personal stories from the fire that scorched the Wenatchee foothills.

Lightning fires pepper Douglas County

EAST WENATCHEE -- Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal reports four fires now burning in Douglas County and asks the public to keep an eye out for more.
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Fire, gas, smoke rip through warehouse district

WENATCHEE — Millions of dollars in products and buildings, including high-tech fruit sorting lines, went up in flames Sunday evening in a spectacular blaze that damaged or destroyed four North Wenatchee warehouses and fruit packing facilities and delayed or rerouted trains.
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Full story: Firestorm destroys 28 homes, ignites commercial area

WENATCHEE — A fast-moving wildfire burned 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.

Air quality remains hit and miss

WENATCHEE — Air quality in Wenatchee wavered Monday afternoon due to smoky skies and changing weather conditions.

Evacuation alert levels drop

WENATCHEE — Areas west of Western Avenue that had been on Level 3 evacuation notice Sunday evening and Monday dropped to Level 2 at 3 p.m. today.

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.