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Badger fire spreads to 2000 acres

August 09, 2010

A lightning-sparked brush Fire has Blackened 2000 acres of Brush, grass and dry

wheatland along the North side of Badger Mountain Road in Douglas County. The fire was first reported at 4:45 and

within an hour had become a two-alarm fire with additional brush trucks and tenders being brought in from Chelan

and Douglas Counties. Kay McKellar is the spokesperson for the fire. She says winds in excess of 40 mph were

fanning the flames as of 8 pm last night. She said no homes are threatened and none have been damaged. The

sprawling fancher Heights subdivision at the lower end of Badger Mountain road is not threatened at this time. The

Douglas County Sheriff’s department will be assessing the situation to determine if residents should be

notified. No evacuations have been issued. Calmer weather conditions late in the evening are helping slow the

fire. The flames from the fire were visible to residents of Fancher Heights. Badger Mountain road remains closed

from Canyon Hills and Fancher Road.