A Wenatchee family escaped safely when their double-wide mobile home caught fire this morning. Wenatchee City Fire Marshall, Mark Yaple reports that crew from the City and Chelan County District One were called out around 1:40 AM to find the structure on Mulberry Lane fully engulfed in flames . . Yaple says it appears the fire started outside the home . . The cause is still under investigation. Yaple says there were other structures around the dwelling that were threatened . . Yaple says there were no reported injuries. He says firefighters also rescued the family's pets from the burning mobile home.
Little growth was seen on all four fires encompassed by the Mills Canyon and Chiwaukum complexes Wednesday. As a result, Fire Information Officer Sara Sarrlos says evacuation notifications could be reduced very soon. Though, Sarrlos says anticipated temperatures in the 90-degree range could rekindle a sleeping giant. The largest of the fires, the 22-thousand acre Mills Canyon Fire is now 90-percent contained, there are no evacuations alerts at this time. Sarrlos says help from the national guard is also giving crews the upper hand on the Chiwaukum Creek Fire. The Chiwaukum Creek fire is 12-thousand acres with growth northward keeping Hwy 2 closed between Leavenworth and Coles Corner. Officials say the 125-acre Kelly Mountain and 1000-acre Duncan Fire were relatively dormant as well. Reported containment levels on all fires remained unchanged Wednesday. Highs in the mid-70's are anticipated for Thursday.