PESHASTIN,WA.-A Sunday evening fire causes extensive damage to the Blue Bird cold storage building in Peshastin. The two-alarm fire was first reported shortly after 7 pm. Our SkyFi web cam captured these images of the fire as flames swept through the west end of the structure.
Flames were visible from US 2 and the fire generated a huge volume of smoke that blanketed the entire Wenatchee Valley this morning. The frigid overnight temperatures caused extremely slippery conditions for emergency crews as water quickly froze to the pavement.
Chelan County Fire District 6 chief, Phil Mosher said the cause is under investigation.
There are no reports of injuries at this time. The fire prompted an emergency 48-hour boil water advisory. Officials expressed concerns about the possibility of chemicals from the fruit storage operation leaking out and contaminating a neighboring well.
Road closure signs were posted on North Dryden Road in the area of the fire.