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April 14, 2011

Firefighters could only

stand back and watch as a part of Douglas County history went up in flames last (Wednesday) night. Waterville Fire

Chief, Dale Jordan says the old Badger Mountain schoolhouse burned down. . .

Jordan says the fire had

spread to the surrounding grass but no neighboring structures were threatened. He said the building has served

many functions over the years but currently unoccupied . .

Its not known when the building was built

according to Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cutural Center’s archivist Mark Behler (Beeler). He says it was

originally owned by the now defunct Beaver Creek and Dry Flats School District. The Districts dissolved and were

incorporated into the then East Wenatchee School District in 1948.

The cause of the fire is under

investigation. There were no injuries. Several agencies assisted Douglas County District 1 including District 2 in

East Wenatchee and Chelan County District 1.

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