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July 31, 2010


Here’s what we know so far about the Nahahaum Canyon Fire:
-The fire was reported a bit after three and grew quickly in fast, grassy fuels, then blew up when it reached timber and raced up the canyon. It’s now listed around 3000 acres.
-Chelan County Sheriff’s officials have given the most serious, Level III evacuation notices to around 50 homes in the upper levels of Nahahum Canyon. That means those homeowners can not be forced to leave, but are told emergency officials can not guarantee their safety should they find themselves in the path of the fire.
-Additional Crews and equipment are being brought in from outside the area for structure protection as part of a State Mobilization declaration by the Washington State Patrol
-A type II management team will manage not only the Nahahaum Canyon Fire, but burns as well in Tripp Canyon and Devils Gulch under the name “Wenatchee River Valley Complex”. Fire officials are staging their command center out of the Chelan County Fairgrounds.
-Fire officials are battening down the hatches and preparing for a long day, considering the red flag weather warning for today. The Wenatchee Valley should expect winds up to 25 miles per hour as well as thunder and lightning through this evening.
-Click on the link above to listen to an interview with Chelan County Sheriff Mike Harum about evacuation notices, the way the fire will be fought, concerns for today, and more.



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