Fire Officials Making Progress Fighting Wenatchee River Complex

August 01, 2010


All good news this

evening coming from those fighting fires in the Wenatchee River Complex in the Wenatchee



style="font-size: 14pt">Public Information Officer Koshare Eagle tells KOHO firefighters are in mop-up mode for

fires burning in Tripp Canyon and Devil’s Gulch, and made huge strides creating fire lines surrounding the

1500-acre Nahahaum Canyon fire. Crews attacked eight other fires within the complex, all of which are

smoldering under two acres. Air support included five helicopters, two retardant planes, and one single-engine

tanker. Eagle said firefighters put the finishing touches on lines along the western and southern flanks of

the burn. Efforts building fire lines along the northeastern corner of the fire are proving the most

challenging, due to the steep and rugged terrain.


style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Chelan

County Sheriff Mike Harum downgraded the evacuation levels up Nahahaum

Canyon Road from the most serious Level III designation to a less grave, but still serious Level II

warning. The announcement allows residents to access their homes along Nahahaum Canyon road, but is still

closed to the general public. Birch Mountain Road is also closed to the




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