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Suncrest Fire Final Wrap-Up

Chelan County Fire District #3 Fire Chief Kelly O’Brien joins Dan to give a wrap-up on the Suncrest Fire and talk about how he thought the firefighters went, defensible spaces around homes and quick mobilization of regional fire crews.

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Suncrest Fire Update: 6 a.m. Thursday Sept. 1

The Suncrest Fire is now fully contained. Firefighters completed fire line construction last night and moved into mop up of the 390-acre fire. They do not expect any more movement from the fire. Northwest crews have demobilized and commanders are turning control of the incident back to Chelan County Fire District 3 and local units…

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Chelan County Sheriff’s Update

Chief of Patrol for the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Rick Johnson swings by the KOHO studio to talk about how evacuations went on the Suncrest Fire, safe driving in school zones with students back to school this week and Labor Day weekend patrols.

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Suncrest Fire Update: 8 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 31

As of Tuesday evening, the 390-acre Suncrest Fire is 75% contained. Evacuation notices were downgraded yesterday by Chelan County Emergency Management, making all Level 3 evacuations Level 2. All homes on or near North Road between Anderson Canyon and Chumstick Highway are now at Level 2. Some Level 1s remain in place for the town of Peshastin and…

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Suncrest Fire Update: 10 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 30

Fire managers are feeling confident today with the firefighting efforts on the Suncrest Fire. As of this morning, the fire is 50 percent contained. Due to better mapping data and the exclusion of unburned areas such as orchards, the fire size is now estimated at 390 acres. That’s down from last night’s estimated of 496. Evacuation notices…

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Suncrest Fire Update: 7 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 30

After a day of successful operations, the fire is now 50 percent contained and stands at 496 acres. The fire Monday had 368 personnel engaged under the supervision of the Type 2 PNW Incident Management Team 12. The team anticipates the fire will be contained by the end of shift Thursday, Sept. 1. A community…

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Suncrest Fire Update: 7 a.m. Monday Aug. 29

The Suncrest Fire burning northeast of Leavenworth is now about 500 acres in size. Containment numbers are currently being crunched, but officials believe it’s around 35 percent. Evacuation notices are unchanged from yesterday but will be reevaluated today. Dan talks with Fire Information Officer Alan Hoffmeister to get the latest details.

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Suncrest Fire Update: 5 p.m. Sunday Aug. 28

Calm weather and helicopter drops are helping firefighters working on the Suncrest Fire, which is threatening dozens of homes near North Road west of Peshastin. Fire information officer Alan Hoffmeister told KOHO the fire is burning on about 300 acres just east of Leavenworth. Hoffmeister said about 100 homes remain under Level 3 evacuation orders and…

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Suncrest Fire Update: 1 p.m. Sunday Aug. 28

The new containment listing for the Suncrest Fire is between 25 and 35%. Fire officials also updated the size at over 330 acres. Air resources continue to make drops on the fire north of North Road east of the Chumstick Valley, including five helicopters, four air tankers and two air attack planes. More ground crews…

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Suncrest Fire Update: 9 a.m. Sunday Aug. 28

Here are the latest Suncrest Fire stats from the Northwest Command Center morning briefing: The fire is over 250 acres in size located two miles northeast of Leavenworth. It’s listed at 75% containment, but still considered active fire behavior. It’s burning in timber, brush and grass. Structures, power infrastructure and private timber threatened. Fire officials…

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Suncrest Fire Update 8 p.m.

State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Suncrest Fire east of Leavenworth. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources at 6:15 pm at the request of Chief Kelly O’Brien, Chelan County Fire…

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