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WENATCHEE VALLEY FIRE UPDATES WITH CHELAN COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE HARUM

July 31, 2010

 

Here’s what we know so far about the Nahahaum Canyon Fire:
 
 
-The fire was

reported a bit after three and grew quickly in fast, grassy fuels, then blew up when it reached timber and raced

up the canyon. It’s now listed around 3000 acres.

 
-Chelan County Sheriff’s officials have given the most

serious, Level III evacuation notices to around 50 homes in the upper levels of Nahahum Canyon. That means

those homeowners can not be forced to leave, but are told emergency officials can not guarantee their safety

should they find themselves in the path of the fire.

 

style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">-Additional Crews and equipment are being brought in from outside the area for

structure protection as part of a State Mobilization declaration by the Washington State Patrol

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-A type II management team will manage not

only the Nahahaum Canyon Fire, but burns as well in Tripp Canyon and Devils Gulch under the name “Wenatchee

River Valley Complex”. Fire officials are staging their command center out of the Chelan County

Fairgrounds.

 
-Fire

officials are battening down the hatches and preparing for a long day, considering the red flag weather warning

for today. The Wenatchee Valley should expect winds up to 25 miles per hour as well as thunder and lightning

through this evening.

 
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Click on the link above to listen to an interview with Chelan County Sheriff Mike Harum about evacuation notices,

the way the fire will be fought, concerns for today, and

more.

 

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