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August 01, 2010


It’s official: the Nahahaum Canyon fire has claimed its first structure.
Wenatchee River Fire Complex Public Information Officer Sarah Foster confirmed to KOHO 101.1 the now 600-acre fire burnt one unoccupied single wide trailer overnight, the only structure lost in the firefight so far. Foster could not confirm the location of that trailer.
Foster also clarified the amount of homes facing an evacuation notice in the Nahahaum Fire. 53 homes above mile marker 3 on Nahahaum Canyon Road are dealing with a Level III evacuation notice, the most serious of the three. 30 homes farther down the canyon are dealing with a less grave, but still serious, Level II evacuation notice. The Nahahaum Canyon fire is the largest in the Wenatchee River Complex, including a 40 acre fire in the Tripp Canyon area and a 30-35 acre burn in the Devil’s Gulch region. 
Foster added firefighters are battling 5 much smaller burns scattered around the valley.
Click above for the full conversation between KOHO’s Clint Strand and Foster.



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