September 28, 2010
One person died last night when fire swept
through a Cashmere apartment dwelling. Chelan County Sheriff Mike Harum says the victim had reported the
fire at the Fisher Street apartment around 9pm in a 911 call to RiverCom Emergency Dispatch.
Cashmere Fire responded, along with Sheriff’s deputies and Aid. Cashmere Fire was also assisted by the on-site
maintenance employee at the complex.
The caller was found dead inside the apartment. Fire damage was
contained to one apartment inside the complex. Smoke damage was throughout the complex and affected most
Nearly thirty residents were evacuated. Several were transported to Central Washington
Hospital with minor smoke related and other health concerns. Twenty residents were sheltered by the Red Cross at
the local Church of Christ.
The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by the City of
Cashmere Fire DepartmentThe identification of the deceased is pending notification of next of kin and is being
handled by the Chelan County Coroner's Office.