LUCERNE — A spot fire from the Wolverine Fire destroyed three structures at Domke Lake Friday night as fire officials stepped up evacuations at Holden Village and cabins along parts of Lake Chelan's south shore.
HOLDEN VILLAGE — Some 350 residents and mine-reclamation workers at Holden Village will begin evacuating today as the Wolverine Fire moves toward the only road leading to the remote Lutheran retreat in the hills above Lake Chelan.
MAZAMA — Work will begin this summer on a massive thinning project on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Mazama, prompted by efforts from residents to clear their own land of the dense forest conditions that promote wildfires and insect or disease infestations.
PATEROS — Friday, July 17 will mark the one-year anniversary since four separate wildfires in the Methow Valley exploded into what became the largest wildfire in Washington's history. The fire destroyed 300 homes and consumed 256,000 acres.
NCW — The National Park Service banned all campfires in the North Cascades National Park Friday, adding to campfire bans already in place across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and bans on open burning in all four North Central Washington counties.
MONITOR — A Chelan County Public Works crew installed a second drain culvert Thursday under Scenic View Drive in Monitor to prevent flooding off hillsides scorched by the Sleepy Hollow Fire June 28 and 29.
The Sleepy Hollow Fire started Sunday afternoon (June 28). Wind propelled the fire east and south toward Wenatchee where it destroyed 30 homes and several businesses before a combination of rain and firefighting efforts helped contain the blaze. Here's an accounting — one of hundreds around Wenatchee right now — of what took place on the front line the night of the inferno.
The recommendations for creating a defensible space, relies on different zones within 200 feet of your home and there is plenty of published material covering the basics of how to handle these zones. There are also lots of tips emphasizing such points as clearing all flammable materials within 30 feet of structures or trees you don't want to burn; having a ladder quickly available to access your roof; having tools like shovels, rakes and axes ready to roll; having water ready (hose or pail) on the roof to extinguish spot ...
WENATCHEE — Ellie Lewis of Wenatchee, 12, top left, passes a cup of fruit punch to a customer at a stand in the 1200 block of Castlerock Avenue on Thursday. A group of six kids, ages 6-12, set up the stand with the goal of donating all proceeds to victims of the Sleepy Hollow Fire.
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Foothills Trail system north of Fifth Street reopens to hikers and bikers today. The trail system was closed after the Sleepy Hollow Fire burned through portions of the area June 28.