Firefighters respond to a second fire at South Wenatchee home


Wenatchee firefighters put out a fire Thursday morning at the same property an arson-caused blaze was extinguished in September.

Chief Brian Brett with Chelan County Fire District 1 says the occupants of the home on Judkins Street woke up to the smell of smoke and immediately evacuated and called 911. With the help of Douglas County Fire District 2 crews were able to snuff it out before it caused any major damage.

The cause of Thursday’s fire has not been determined but Brett said it appeared to be accidental in nature. It was back on Sept. 13 that another occupant set fire to a debris pile which spread to an RV parked on the street.

The fire continued into the yard and lightly damaged the home before firefighters stopped further growth. 41-year-old Ricardo Cervantes pleaded guilty in December to reckless burning and was sentenced to 60 days in jail.