August 04, 2010
Douglas County District Two Fire Chief, Chuck Fenton says he never considered last night’s fire on Badger Mountain as a major threat to homes in the area. Fenton says he was confident that there was adequate structure protection in place to stave off the wind-whipped wild fire
At its height the fire closed to about 400 yards to the nearest home in the Canyon Hills subdivision. The fire consumed about 2000 acres of brush, cheat grass and and dry wheatland before it was put out around midnight. Fenton says what Mother nature started with a lightning strike, she also helped put it out.
Douglas County district two crews were joined on the fire by crews from Waterville District 1 and Chelan County. Two DNR Helicopters also doused the fire with water bucket drops in the early evening hours.
Click above for Fenton's interview with Wenatchee Bureau Chief Steve Hair