July 25, 2011
coverage moves into the afternoon. After a light show in the wee small hours, mother nature has dialed back
on the lightning strikes, leaving crews to chase smokes and hike in check out to reported burns. Fire crews
investigating burns up the Entiat Valley, Ringstead and Crum Canyon, Chikmin Ridge, and Horse Lake
"font-size: 14pt">KOHO’s Clint Strand talked with Central Washington Interagency Communications Center
coordinator Tina Blodgett about the current fire conditions.
already busy. CWICC officials say firefighters are already chasing a lightning-caused spot burn up the Entiat
Valley, along the Entiat Ranger District. Fire fighters are also following up on reports of burns in the
Chikmin Ridge area outside of Leavenworth as well as another between Plain and Coles
style="font-size: 14pt">Unfortunately, this may just be the warm-up for later on today. National Weather Service
reports indicate thunder and lightning with winds up to 20 miles per hour may not reach its peak until late this
morning, and last until well after the sun goes down tonight. We’ll keep this posting updated regularly
with the very latest on fire concerns and information, so check back right here on kohoradio.com often for up to
the minute developments.