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NCW fires contributing to poor air quality

WENATCHEE — Several fires continue to burn in North Central Washington and other parts of the state, contributing to smoky skies and poor air quality in some areas.

Sleepy Hollow Fire out

WENATCHEE — The Fourth of July weekend marked the end of the Sleepy Hollow Fire, one of the most destructive blazes in city history, even as dozens of fireworks fans flaunted bans across the region.

Thousands have a blast on a hot Fourth

WENATCHEE — Despite sweltering heat, thousands of revelers enjoyed the return of Wenatchee's Independence Day celebration Saturday in Walla Walla Point Park. Food, live music, kids activities and, of course, a huge fireworks show highlighted the seven-hour event.

NCW fire wrap-up

Here's an update on fires burning Monday in North Central Washington:
injured dog

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.

Stories from the fire

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