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.