WENATCHEE, WA.-A controlled agricultural burn is planned for Saturday at a pest-infected pear orchard on the western outskirts of Wenatchee. Chelan County Fire Marshal Bob Plumb says the fire is necessary to stop the spread of the disease . . .
Plumb says if the control burn goes forward as planned this weekend. It will be clearly visible to area residents and motorists on Highway 2/97.
Plumb says he’s still working out details of the planned burn with the orchard owner and the Chelan County Horticultural Pest Board. He says it will go forward only if weather conditions allow.