April 03, 2012
Chief Michelle Ellis and Assistant Fuel Manager Cary Stock discussed staff reductions and the start of prescribed
burning season. The Wenatchee River Ranger District will have two engines and one twenty person hand crew this
summer, down from three engines and two fifteen person hand crews last year. But Ellis said the Leavenworth-based
fire crew would have plenty of support from other area fire districts, if needed. Stock said spring burning should
start by the middle of the month, if weather allows.