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Chelan sheriff seeks help finding pickup seen near start of fire

July 6, 2015 Updated Mon., July 6, 2015 at 1:31 p.m.

From staff reports
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help finding a pickup seen near the start of the Sleepy Hollow Fire on June 28. Witnesses reported seeing a white Toyota pickup in the area driving west around when the fire started, a news release from the sheriff’s office said. Detectives would like to identify and speak with the occupants of the pickup, as well as anyone else in the area of the fire’s origin. As of this weekend, firefighters had nearly contained the devastating Wenatchee fire that destroyed 29 homes and blackened 4 square miles. Anyone with information related to the investigation of the Sleepy Hollow Fire is asked to call (509) 667-6845.

Lightning-sparked fire burns 50 acres near Bonners Ferry

A lightning-sparked fire has burned about 50 acres of land about 18 miles northwest of Bonners Ferry. Conditions at the Bakers Camp Fire are hot and windy in steep terrain, a news release from Boundary County said. No structures are threatened. Some 58 firefighters are working the fire with air assistance, including helicopters and tanker retardant airplanes, the release said. No evacuations or road closures are in place but a temporary flight restriction does exist. Residents and recreationalists living or visiting the area are encouraged to stay informed of the constantly changing conditions. Members of the public have been asked to reduce speeds on all Bonners Ferry roads due to smoke visibility. For more information, visit idahofireinfo.blogspot.com

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