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It's the last day of summer, fall arrives at ten minutes before midnight tonight. As summer waves goodbye, we can knock on wood that it's been a pretty quiet few months from a fire standpoint, and that's been noticed at Chelan Fire and Rescue. Chief Brandon Asher says it hasn't been as busy as you'd think:

And as for the fires that occurred, Chief Asher says they got on them quickly and they were contained in fairly short order:

Asher was asked if the department is calling more second alarms, and he said they were; he also said fire departments are more cooperative these days:

One other note: if you're looking to buy a fire engine, Chelan Fire and Rescue will have one to sell you shortly; it's a 1995 four-wheel-drive engine currently at the Union Valley Station 73, fire commissioners voted at their meeting Wednesday to surplus that engine, another one will be coming to replace it.

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