July 25, 2011




Less news is good news as our fire

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.



Many in the Wenatchee Valley woke up early this morning to thunder and lightning, and fire officials are

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 often for up to

the minute developments.



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