Firefighters in the Wenatchee Valley area were kept busy as they battled three fires over the weekend.
The first incident occurred on Saturday evening when the Wenatchee Valley Fire Department received a call at 4:44 p.m. reporting a brush fire at Indian Cliffs Lane in the Palisades, Douglas County. According to Kay McKellar, a spokesperson for the Wenatchee Valley Fire Department, the fire was driven by strong winds and posed a threat to nearby homes. Complicating matters further was the difficult terrain. Fire crews promptly requested helicopter assistance for water drops. They managed to contain the fire to three acres, and by 6:12 p.m., it was completely extinguished.
In the early hours of Sunday, at approximately 1 a.m., firefighters responded to a commercial fire at the Thai Kitchen, located on Mission Street in Wenatchee. The fire was confined to the kitchen area at the back of the restaurant, resulting in minimal structural damage and some exterior harm. Firefighters successfully extinguished the blaze by 2:37 a.m. Only two employees were present at the time, and no injuries were reported.
Later that morning, at around 6:30 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire at the 2010 block of North Ashland Avenue in East Wenatchee. The fire was contained to a corner of the house's exterior, and firefighters ensured that the overall structure of the home remained intact. By 7:35 a.m., the fire was officially declared extinguished.
Investigations are underway to determine the causes of these fires.