July 10, 2010
A brush fire has spread to about 40 acres of land 2 miles west of Cashmere
off Mission Creek Road. Officials say it was first reported shortly after midnight. Rural fire district crews
along with State and US Forest Service are on the scene of the three-alarm fire. Two helicopters are also
making water drops. No injuries or structure damage reported. The fire is burning on a slope bordered by
orchard land. The fire's cause is under investigation. Level one evacuation notices have been issued for
several homes in the area but none are currently being threatened.