Through these photos of the Colockum Tarps Fire we see smoky skies, firefighters at work, and even a thank you note. We are thankful to have receivd so many fire photos today and yesterday — thank you for sharing. If you have any fire photos, please share them on the Wenatchee World Facebook page or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Update, 1:45 p.m. The Colockum Tarps Fire has grown to 25,000 acres and is spreading unchecked to the south as fire officials work on a plan to contain it before it reaches a wind farm closer to Vantage.
COLOCKUM — About 65 homes in the Colockum/Tarpiscan burn area may not see power restored until at least this evening, as crews work to replace poles that burned in the Colockum-Tarps fire, south of Wenatchee.
WENATCHEE — Four members of a family from the scorched Tarpiscan Canyon area were the first evacuees to seek emergency relief in a shelter set up here Saturday by the Apple Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.