July 30, 2009

Firefighters gaining control of Chelan wildfire

Associated Press

CHELAN — A wildfire that had threatened more than 100 homes near Chelan laid down in cooler weather overnight.

A spokesman for firefighters at the Union Valley fire, Nick Mickel, told KOZI that firefighters will be mopping up Thursday.

The fire was started Tuesday night by a lightning strike and spread to about 600 acres. The evacuation level has been reduced to an advisory. and KOZI reports most people have returned home.

Only a handful of people went to a Red Cross shelter that opened at the Chelan High School and was moved to a church.

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