Firefighters Put Out Highway 2 Brush Fire


A multiple-agency response put a stop to a potenially dangerous wildfire along US Highway 2 West of Leavenworth Saturday afternoon. Firefighters with Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue received help from US Forest Service and Washington State Department of Natural Resource in battling the fire. It started in the One oclock hour from an unknown source at Mile Post 89 on US Two West of Leavenworth. It was reportedly driven by gusty winds and hot dry weather conditions. Chelan County Fire District Nine Chief Mick Lamar told the Wenatchee World Crews stopped it from reaching heavy timber.  Two-way Traffic was detoured around the fire area in both directions. The cause of the fire had not been confirmed. The fire was declared fully contained in about 3 and a half hours. No structures damaged and no injuries

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Steve Hair
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.