A year later: Reflecting on Chelan Complex fires

A plane drops retardant on the hillside below Tim and Cathy Lemon’s house in Chelan, west of Chelan High School, on Aug. 14, 2015. Her husband is fire chief for Chelan County Fire District 7, which means Cathy Lemon was left to make her own decisions about when to evacuate, and what to take with her.

A series of fires in the summer of 2015 destroyed 82 structures in the Chelan area, causing millions in damages. Here are a selection of stories from those fires. 

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