August 31, 2010
Rains and cooler temperatures helped firefighters battling the Wenatchee River Complex fire.
Sara Foster, speaking for the type 2 incident management team, says rain and hail was falling on the fire. The
area above mp 6 remains under a level three evacuation. Sheriff Mike Harum says only one homeowner refused to
leave the area but that resident is located at the lower part of the level three area. The fire remains
uncontained and its being fought by over 250 firefighters. The Wenatchee River Complex Fire started Friday
afternoon and spread south close to the crest of Birch Mountain. One unoccupied structure destroyed but there
have been no reported serious injuries.