Fire crews patrolled the hills northwest of Chelan on Sunday to guard against any flare-ups from a 20-acre brush fire that destroyed one home.
Saturday’s fire in the Chelan Hills area temporarily forced the closure of Washington 150, the highway that runs along the north shore of the lake between Chelan and Manson.
Residents of the home that burned were away at the time, said Bill Greenway, chief of Chelan County Fire District 7. A dog at the residence was saved, but three vehicles also were destroyed, he said.
The fire apparently began in a vacant lot, but the cause was under investigation, Greenway said Sunday. Two fire engines were patrolling the area, watching for hot spots, he said.
Crews from the U.S. Forest Service and Chelan and Douglas counties battled the wind-driven blaze, four miles northwest of Chelan.
The fire was contained by 8 p.m. Saturday and was declared controlled Sunday morning.
The fire was on the north side of Lake Chelan. Last summer’s devastating fires burned on the south side of the lake.
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