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Blood hound recovering from fire injuries

WENATCHEE — Michele Hughes and her family were out of town and a house sitter was watching their Broadview home when the Sleepy Hollow Fire advanced on the neighborhood Sunday night.

More fireworks stands close due to fire danger

WENATCHEE — More fireworks stands are closing as a result of widespread fireworks bans, tinder-dry fire conditions, and some outward community concern for fire safety.

Fire teams start to head home

WENATCHEE — Fire teams on the Sleepy Hollow Fire switched from attack to mop-up and recovery mode Wednesday, and some started to head home or to other fires.

Mayors: Wenatchee Valley now a no-fireworks zone

WENATCHEE — Mayor Frank Kuntz signed an emergency declaration Wednesday morning that prohibits the discharge of fireworks within Wenatchee's city limits through the Fourth of July holiday.
Quincy-area fire

7:45 a.m. update: Evacuation orders lifted near Quincy

QUINCY —  Evacuations orders for about two dozen homes near Quincy were lifted early Wednesday morning as firefighters continued to battle a blaze northeast of Quincy. Fire officials now say it is safe for residents to return to their homes.

Fireworks stands close because of fire danger

The Church of the Nazarene opened its fireworks stand when it became legal on Sunday, but closed it a few hours later when the Sleepy Hollow Fire was threatening homes.

Stories from the fire

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

CRO prop fire stopped quickly

ROCK ISLAND — A fast-moving brush fire that started in a pile of orchard support props was extinguished before it reached structures at the CRO Orchard east of Rock Island Friday.

Neighborly intention ends in small grass fire

WENATCHEE — A property owner's good intention this morning to clear sage brush that was blocking motorists' view around his Red Apple Road property shows how easy it can be to unintentionally start a fire.
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Barbecue fire damages two Wenatchee homes

A barbecue being used on a deck is suspecting of causing a fire that extensively burned two homes in the 900 block of Methow Street on Saturday afternoon.