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Small Fires Burn In Tumwater Canyon, Blewett Pass

August 29, 2012

 

It’s been a busy day or so for area firefighters. Crews scrambled to fight a fire up the Tumwater Canyon Monday night, just west of Leavenworth. CWICC officials say the blaze was small, perhaps a quarter acre, and corralled the burn in short order.
 
You might have seen some smoke near the Big Y this morning as well. Firecrews battled a ½ acre blaze up Highway 97 near Valley Hi. Within a couple hours of reporting the burn, crews from Chelan County, Department of Natural Resources, and the Forest Service laid a line around the perimeter and were mopping up hot spots.