Goats and chickens perish in Chelan Barn Fire

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Barn Fire

CHELAN, WA – A Lake Chelan area barn was destroyed in a predawn fire Sunday. Chelan Fire and Rescue reported in a Facebook post that crews responded to a structure fire off Henderson Road that was reported shortly before 6 am Sunday.

On arrival crews found a 20 x 30 foot two-story barn fully involved. Two Chelan County Sheriff’s deputies had arrived earlier. Crews had to overhaul 300 feet of hose line through heavy snow because there were no nearby fire hydrants.

There were reports of chickens and goats inside the barn. Officials say none of the animals survived. The fire’s cause is under investigation. Manson fire crews also responded. Crews were challenged with severe weather conditions including temperatures that plummeted to 9 degrees.

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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.