WENATCHEE: Colockum pass brush fire destroys 2 buildings

July 28, 2013 

A Saturday morning brush fire burning south of Wenatchee has destroyed a mobile home and another structure.

The fire burning on about 1.5 square miles at Colockum Pass has forced evacuation of more than 40 homes and cabins in the area, said fire spokeswoman Kay McKellar.

Two helicopters and an airplane are dropping water and fire retardant on the Wenatchee blaze. About 100 firefighters from Chelan and Douglas counties as well as the state Department of Natural Resources are working on the fire. No injuries have been reported.

High temperatures and 30 mph winds are making the effort to fight this fire more difficult, Chelan County Fire Chief Bill Neckels said.

Meanwhile, nearly 1,200 fighters are battling a wildfire that has grown to about 14 square miles near Goldendale.

The Associated Press

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