Wildfire

[8/20/21] Fire Crews From Elsewhere In Town

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We’ve got a lot of people from out of town here in Chelan, but don’t call them tourists; they’re firefighters working the Twenty Five Mile Fire. Chelan Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Donnell says that even with all the folks now on the fire lines, there’s not enough: And Donnell adds that it’s not easy […]

[8/19/21] Twenty Five Mile Fire Update

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The fire continues to burn in timber, brush and grass. The fire size is estimated at 9,800 acres. Crews staffed the fire overnight and continued to reinforce structure protection lines. Overnight, crews were challenged by fire moving towards Lakeshore Road near the Twentyfive Mile drainage. Crews were able to engage the fire and prevent further […]

[8/18/21] Twenty Five Mile Fire Update

Posted in Breaking News, Wildfire

The fire continues to burn in timber, brush and grass. The fire size is estimated at 7072 acres. Crews staffed the fire overnight and continued to reinforce structure protection lines. Today crews will work on constructing and reinforcing new containment lines. The fire may continue to move to the south and east, wind-driven in extreme […]

[8/16/21] Twenty Five Mile Fire

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The Twenty five Mile Fire was first reported Sunday at 3:45 p.m. and is burning on the south shore of Lake Chelan near Twenty five Mile Creek. The fire is under joint jurisdiction of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington Department of Natural Resources and Chelan County Fire District 7.   The fire is burning in […]

[7/21/21] Franz Closes DNR Lands In E. Washington To Public Access

Posted in Fire and EMS, Recreation, Wildfire

State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz visited the site of the Red Apple Fire in Sunnyslope yesterday, and announced a major closure: The decision to close recreation and all public access on DNR-managed lands east of the Cascades is in addition to the burn ban that Commissioner Franz enacted earlier this month on the […]

[7/21/21] Wednesday Fire Update

Posted in Environment, Fire and EMS, Wildfire

Cedar Creek Fire The inversion was slow to lift this morning limiting fire growth and use of aerial resources.  A full complement of air resources were available but use was very limited until after 5:00 PM due to visibility.  Once the inversion lifted, fire activity increased. As of this evening, the fire had moved south along […]

[7/13/20] Update on Road 11 Fire in Douglas County

Posted in Fire and EMS, Wildfire

Listen to Dana Leavitt from the Southeast Washington Interagency Incident Command Management Team give KOZI an update about the fire that started Saturday afternoon.

[3/4/20] Local firefighters had a busy Tuesday, responding to multiple fires

Posted in Fire and EMS, Weather, Wildfire

Two separate fires in the Lake Chelan vicinity yesterday had first responders scrambling to corral their flames in yesterday’s windy conditions. Chelan County Fire District No. 7 Chief Mark Donnell tells KOZI about it.

[1/28/20] A local bird is gaining ground after a long-time ranching family takes steps to protect its habitat

Posted in Agriculture, Business & Economy, Environment, Wildfire

The state’s few remaining Greater Sage-Grouse, which are known for the males’ flamboyant mating dance, just got a helping hand in securing their future. Listen to how a family’s five-generation ranch partnered with the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust to make it happen.  

[10/3/19] Okanogan Firefighter Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Spring Coulee Fire

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Okanogan County Fire District #3 Media Contact: Maurice Goodall Okanogan County Emergency Management (509) 429-2576 em@co.okanogan.wa.us October 3, 2019 0800 Hours For Immediate Release Okanogan Firefighter Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Spring Coulee Fire Okanogan, Wash. – Assistant Chief Christian Johnson with Okanogan County Fire District #3 Okanogan, succumbed to his injuries sustained while engaged […]