Manson, Chelan areas hit by high winds that topple trees, knock out power

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Chelan County Public Works photo of a downed tree Monday morning in Manson.

The Manson and Chelan areas have had to deal with toppled trees and power outages this morning after being hit by high winds overnight and into the morning.

The Chelan County PUD had restored power to most customers by 8 a.m. but is still dealing with smaller outages in the area, including a section of the south shore of Lake Chelan.

Manson Firefighters reported earlier Monday morning they responded to an electrical hazard near downtown Manson when a roof was blown off a structure and into a power line.

There were no injuries and PUD crews responded to repair the line.

The Chelan County Public Works Department reported a few trees down in the Manson area under the combination of wet soil and strong winds.

Manson Volunteer Fire Association photo of a cattail, or reed fire, burning Monday between Dry Lake and Roses Lake.

In addition to the downed trees and power problems, Manson firefighters also are dealing with a cattail fire between Dry Lake and Roses Lake this morning.

They reported that the fire is unreachable but is not posing a threat to structures. Crews believe the fire will burn itself out this morning.