Forest Prescribed Burning Continues in NCW

Drift smoke from prescribed fires could be visible in Wenatchee today

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WENATCHEE, WA.-Forest fires of the prescribed nature are being conducted on the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forest this week.

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Map of Wednesday’s prescribed fires. Provided by US Forest Service

You may have seen the drifting smoke from two of the burns in the Entiat Ranger District on Wednesday. Additional work was being conducted on the Cle Elum and Methow Ranger Districts.

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Map of planned prescribed fires today. Provided by US Forest Service

Crews are planning more prescribed burns today in the Lake Chelan District. Officials say the controlled burns will only occur if the weather and fuel conditions permit.

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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.