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