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Douglas County Fire District No. 2 Fire Marshal Kurt Blanchard talks with KOHO Morning Show host Chris Hansen about the outlook for the 2020 wildfire season and what locals officials are doing to prepare for issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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On January 26, 2017, 26 firefighter recruits began a 12-week Recruit Academy, learning fire service principles through classroom instruction and rigorous hands-on live fire training. Five firefighters working for Chelan and Douglas County Fire Districts participated in the academy and graduated Friday. KOHO’s Chris Hansen reports.

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A packing shed at the Phillippi Fruit complex in the 1900 block of 5th Street was destroyed by fire on Friday night. Fire Officials say the structure was fully involved when firefighters from Chelan County Fire District #1 and Douglas County Fire District #2 arrived on scene at about 8:30 p.m. No one is believed to have been…

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Firefighting districts in Chelan and Douglas Counties need more staff. But that’s about to change thanks to federal grants announced Friday to hire full-time firefighters in Wenatchee and Chelan. Chelan Fire & Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Mark Darnell has been on the job for just over 90 days and is now knee-deep in a hiring process…

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