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  • Fire Officials Confirm No New Fire Starts Despite Increased Smoke Activity
    New smoke activity in the area caused widespread concern amongst residents in the area for fear of new fire starts. Fire officials say the increase in smoke can be attributed to what's happening in the atmosphere. Fire PIO Mick Mueller. Fire Information Officer Mick Mueller says more smoke activity is directly correlated with an increase in fire movement. Despite the situation, Mueller says fire lines are holding as crews continue a direct attack on the interior of the fires.  The Chiwaukum Creek Fire is 25-percent contained, the Duncan Fire is still 0-percent contained and the Kelly Mountain Fire is 100-percent contained.     
  • Heavy Helicopters Work to Contain Chiwaukum Complex Fire in Tumwater Canyon
    Chiwaukum Creek Fire managers say they're working hard to contain the North east flank of the fire in the Tumwater Canyon area...
  • Carlton Fire Swells by Over 600 Acres
    The Carlton Complex Fire swelled in size yesterday as hot temperatures and erratic winds caused the fire to spread.   Spokesman Alan Hoffmeister says the main activity occurred in the Gold Creek area along the fire's Northern flank outside of Carlton...
  • Pilot Killed In Helicopter Crash South of Wenatchee Identified
    The pilot killed in a helicopter crash that occurred July 24th on Stemilt Hill south of Wenatchee has been identified.  Authorities say 40-year old Tobey Vigil of Beaverton, Oregon quickly died of blunt force trauma when the helicopter he was piloting rolled onto its right side and went down. Chelan County Undersheriff John Wisemore says the Bell 206A Jet Ranger was drying cherries at the time of crash.  Vigil was working for Applebee Aviation of Banks, Oregon.  The NTSB and FAA are looking into the cause of the crash. 
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