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Rare October Brushfires Keep Firefighters Busy In Late Autumn

Late October has been a busy week for firefighters in Chelan, Douglas and Grant Counties. A three-alarm brush fire in Douglas County burned just over 800 acres of grassland on Tuesday, several miles west of Crescent Bar in the vicinity of Trinidad, near the Grant County Border. The Milepost 20 fire burned in brush and…

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DNR Fire Engine Gets Second Wind at Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue

Rural fire districts are typically the first to respond to wildfires in their coverage area. Legislation enacted two years ago seeks to enhance their firefighting efforts with surplus equipment from the state’s largest firefighting force. Marcus Bellissimo reports one such backcountry engine is coming to Chelan County District #9.

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Some Local Burns On Fish & Wildlife Lands Postponed

Prescribed burning can reduce the risk of high-intensity wildfires that can destroy communities and wildlife habitat. It’s not a question of whether we’ll have wildfires, but when. So state and federal agencies are planning prescribed burns this fall, but one state department says some Chelan County burns will have to wait until next year, as…

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NCW Fire Update – Friday, August 9

Lightning-caused fires throughout the region from July continue to burn, as we prepare for another round of thunderstorms. Marcus Bellissimo has the latest on fire season in North Central Washington.

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