Number Two Canyon Fire Contained; New Lightning Fires Start

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Number Two Canyon

The Number Two Canyon Fire is fully contained and in mop up but new fires erupt in the Colockum and Palisades areas from lightning storm.

The Number Two Canyon Fire was declared 100 % contained this morning after burning about 3 acres of brush and grass on DNR and BLM lands about 2 miles up the canyon from Wenatchee City. No structures were threatened but a Level One Evacuation advisory was issued for residents living above the 27 hundred block of Number One Canyon and all of Number Two Canyon. Officials say the fire was started by people target shooting and they were also responsible for reporting the fire.

Level 2 Evacuations for Colockum Area Residents

Meanwhile several new fires started Monday afternoon South East of Wenatchee in the Colockum and Palisades areas. The fire went to two alarms around 4 pm and additional resources were being deployed.  LEVEL 2 evacuation notification for Colockum Rd., Kingsbury, Moses Carr Rd., Ingersol Rd. — Level 2 means to prepare and be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. Alcoa/ Malaga Road Closed. Gusty winds and hot temperatures are fueling the fire.

Douglas County Sheriff Issues Level One Evacuations for Palisades Road

A wind-driven Lightning-sparked Wildfire is burning in the Palisades area of Douglas County. Crews from Douglas County and Chelan County are responding.

Number Two Canyon Fire Update as of Sunday 3 PM

From CCFD #1 Incident

Commander Russ Hamilton:

The No. 2 Canyon Fire is 75 percent contained. The incident remains under Unified Command that includes DNR, Forest Service, and CCFD #1 . Per Hamilton, the current plan is to reach complete containment by mid Monday morning.  Then the overhead staff will be reduced leaving a hand crew and heiltac operations.

Mop Up should be completed by 1800 hrs. (6:00 pm) tomorrow.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Number Two Canyon Fire Update as of Sunday 10:30 AM

The fire that started last evening in Number Two Canyon is currently working under a unified command. Chelan County Fire District #1, Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service are managing the 1 to 2 acre fire burning in grass and brush.

CCFD#1 Incident Commander reports the fire with difficult accessibility is 10 percent contained. Currently one helicopter, four engines and one hand crew are working the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Hamilton advises that with hot dry weather expected in the valley to be careful.

Number Two Canyon Fire Update As of Sunday 5:35 AM

We have updated Information this Sunday morning on the brush fire that started last night in Number Two Canyon. An official with CWICC says firefighters were able to hold the fire in check overnight and “things were looking good” this morning. Additional crews were being brought in this morning to help make sure the fire is put out. Level One evacuations remain in place for Number Two Canyon Road and Number One Canyon Road above 2700 block. That will be reassessed this morning by the Chelan County Sheriff’s Department. Please use caution in the area due to the extremely hot and drying conditions.

Original Story From Saturday 11 PM

A slow-moving brush fire is burning On BLM land up Number Two Canyon in the foothills west of Wenatchee. A Level One evacuation advisory was issued for residents of #1 and #2 Canyons shortly after it was first reported around 10 pm.

No Homes Immediately Threatened in Number Two Canyon

Officials say no homes are immediately threatened but homeowners are being notified of a fire in the area.and to prepare an emergency plan The advisory is for residents above the 2700 block and up.

Number Two Canyon

Burning in Steep Terrain

Officials with the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center at Pangborn Airport say crews from DNR, BLM, and local fire districts are providing resources and are on scene. The Fire is moving slowly through some pretty steep terrain.

There is no information yet about a possible cause. More information is pending.

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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.