Chelan Hills Fire – 5-28-18

A fire that started adjacent to Highway 150 (Chelan-Manson Highway) around 9:30 AM Sunday morning, May 28th, quickly raced up the hill toward the homes in Chelan Hills that bordered the edge looking out over the lake and valley. (Homes mostly on Orchard View Drive, I believe.)  This is the first in a series of short videos we captured, while caught in the traffic which ended up being held for over an hour, with the road closed while firefighters gained control of the situation.
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Chelan Hills Fire – 5-28-18

Keep your eye on the perimeter of this video as you see flames that were easily 10 feet tall, as the fire gained momentum and  raced up the hill.  We may have mentioned in one of these reports, but it later became obvious, the need for men and equipment was at the top of the hill surrounding the homes to provide structure protection, and that is where most of the men and equipment went. For the most part, at this time, few were visible from down below. That is not to imply they weren’t there. Later – when we got back so we could see over the ridge line, we saw easily a dozen trucks from various agencies spread out behind the homes on the edge of the ridge. And they did a good job as there was no damage to any of the homes on that upper level.

Chelan Hills Fire – 5-28-18 –  (10:45-10:50 AM)

An hour after the first responders arrived at the base of the grass fire on Highway 150 (Chelan-Manson Highway ) , a DNR Helicopter and Crew arrived on the scene, as you hear in this report. The helicopter played a criticaal role, in our opinion, in putting water on the fire perimeters, and supporting ground crews.

Chelan Hills Fire – 5-28-18 –  (10:50-11:00 AM) – Helicopter in Action

An hour after the first fire units arrived at the base of the grass fire on Highway 150 (Chelan-Manson Highway ) , a DNR Helicopter and Crew arrived on the scene, as you hear in this report. The helicopter played a critical role, in our opinion, in putting water on the fire perimeters, and supporting ground crews.

And Below – Some of the Still Images We Gathered In Our 3 Hours In The Area 

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