Plans Move Forward for Pest-Infected Orchard Burn


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.

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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.