Illegal burn catches neighboring property on fire in South Wenatchee


An illegal burn spread to a neighboring property in South Wenatchee on Thursday afternoon, burning bushes, a fence, trees and a shed.

The fire in the 700 block of Lynn Street was reported at 3:43 p.m.

Chelan and Douglas County firefighters were able to keep the fire from damaging the residence and had wrapped up work by shortly after 5 p.m.

Chelan County Fire District 1 Spokeswoman Kay McKellar said fire officials have not yet determined the type of burning the neighbor was doing but an investigator will be back at the property today.

She warned there is a burn ban in place that makes most forms of outdoor fires illegal.

She said with hot, dry days in the forecast it is vital that people comply with all burn bans.