Crews Battling Wind-Driven Chelan Fires

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CHELAN,WA.- Crews in Chelan County responded to two wind-fueled brush fires this morning in the Chelan area. The two fires went to three-alarms this morning. The first was reported in the Navarre Coulee Road area near Milepost 7 west of Chelan and a second blaze along South Lakeshore Drive.

The fires were were first reported in the 4 oclock hour. We’re being told that the Navarre Coulee fire is now in mop up. The South Lakeshore fire was reportedly burning near Fields Point Landing. At last report it had crested the hill with Crews from Chelan County Fire Districts 5, 7 and 8 have responded. Level Two notices were issued for homes in the area. Both fires were estimated at about 2 acres each.

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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.