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Mike Irwin

Department: Editorial

Position: World staff writer

Responsibilities: Business, Photographer, Religion, Reporter, Special Sections, Videographer

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  1. But there's good news: Power’s back on, and fire now 59 percent contained
  2. CHELAN — Five people were injured near here Saturday in the collision of a pickup truck and a Jeep, according to the State Patrol.
  3. WENATCHEE — Staff and volunteers of the American Red Cross raced last week to North Central Washington to form what group leaders believe is one of the largest disaster relief forces in the region’s history.
  4. The aftermath of local wildfires is gritty enough without immediately getting down to the nitty-gritty of commerce. But business owners in fire-affected areas — and the folks who work for them — may be relieved to know that:
  5. Chiwaukum Creek Fire: Highway 2 between Leavenworth and Coles Corner is expected to reopen at 8 p.m. Sunday (July 27). Traffic will be escorted by pilot car, so drivers should expect delays. The fire stands at just under 11,000 acres with 25 percent containment as crews strengthen fire lines on the north and east perimeters. Evacuation notices along Coulter Creek, between Nason Creek and Coles Corner, have been lowered from Level 3 to Level 1. Four structures — three cabins and one outbuilding — in the area have been destroyed ...