WENATCHEE, WA.- We are waking up this morning to a change in the weather. A cold front is passing over North Central Washington this morning packing gusty winds and thunderstorms lightning resulting in at least two new fire starts.
The storm is tracking in a Northeasterly direction with lightning strikes in the Lake Chelan area and in Douglas County near Orondo.
RiverCom Emergency Dispatch reports Crews from multiple agencies were toned out to lightning sparked fires on the Little Chelan Butte Ranch Road and in the Union Valley area near Idle Spurs Lane. Crews jumped on them immediately and, at last report, had put out the fire in the Union Valley area, Also, another fire start was reported in the Orondo area area Near Mile Post 231 on US Hwy 97 in Douglas County. A lightning strike set a tree on fire but firefighters were on the scene.