County will be burning brush collected in Leavenworth area

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It could be a smoky day in the Leavenworth area Tuesday.

The Chelan County Public Works Department hopes to burn a big pile of brush on county property at Icicle Road and East Leavenworth Road

The site is a brush drop-off site for rural residents and businesses in the Apple Maggot Quarantine Area.

By state law, brush in a quarantine zone is not allowed to leave the area.

Tomorrow’s burn is dependent on proper weather conditions and a final go-ahead from the state Department of Ecology.

The county had hoped to burn the brush last fall but weather and air conditions were not right.