Firefighters continue to monitor Chelan Hills Fire

CHELAN/ORONDO — The Chelan Hills Fire was declared 100 percent contained as of Aug. 2 and command was transitioned from Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 11 back to local fire agencies to continue to patrol the area.

According to a NWT11 news release on Aug. 2, the fire had burned 1,842 acres. While no new growth was reported on the fire, internal burning was likely to continue and firefighters would continue to monitor and improve the containment lines.

Participating agencies in fighting the Chelan Hills Fire included the Bureau of Land Management, Douglas County Fire Districts 1, 4, and 5, and Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

The fire started July 27 by Highway 97, south of Beebe Bridge. It burned in short brush, grass, timber and wheat.

The cause of the fire is unknown.