A Level 3 'leave now' evacuation notice has been downgraded for areas five miles southwest of Chelan due to the ‘Stayman Flats’ wildfire. They are now at a Level 1, which means ‘get ready to evacuate’
One person was killed in a serious crash that blocked lanes of Highway 97 near Blewett Pass.
Evacuations in place due to both the Schneider Springs Fire and Twenty-Five Mile Fire.
The fire is now threatening almost 800 structures and has burned over 7,000 acres.
The 25 Mile Fire in near Chelan has burned over 4,200 acres and is still growing.
The 350 acre "25 Mile Fire" in Chelan County is threatening homes in the area.
Evacuation orders have been downgraded and the Red Apple fire is now moving away from structures. No primary residences have been lost in the fire.
Most of the Wenatchee valley evacuations have gone down to level two, and that means families are able to return. Many homeowners return, assessing the damage from the fire.
An AMBER Alert has been issued for a missing teenage girl from Chelan, Washington last seen with two unidentified adults.
Despite COVID-19, a few close calls with frost and record wildfire smoke blanketing the region for weeks, the Washington apple harvest was a success.