As owners of Chelan’s Market Building that was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning, we want to extend our thanks to the many firemen and others who worked to control the fire. Your efforts were successful in keeping the damage contained so that there was very minimal damage to the adjacent buildings and no personal injuries.
We appreciate the support received from the community and outside of the community that has extended to us and to Marcela Anaya, Angel Cisneros, and Robyn Skaar who lost their businesses in the fire. Your concern and offers of assistance are appreciated.
The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined. Results of the continuing investigation are not expected for several weeks. Early speculation as to the cause of the fire cannot be substantiated.
We regret the inconvenience and disruption that the fire has caused neighboring businesses and your customers. We will be working hard to minimize the disruption as the site is cleaned up. We plan to recreate a space that will again be an asset to our Historic Downtown Chelan.
Barb and Jon Wadkins, Mary Murphy and Larry Hibbard