Chelan Fire and Rescue respond to barn fire

Chelan Fire and Rescue responded on Sunday, Feb.10, around 5:53 a.m. to a structure fire off of Henderson Road. Upon arrival they found the two story barn fully involved.

CHELAN - Chelan Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire off Henderson Road that was reported around 5:53 a.m. on Feb. 10. Engine 71 and Brush 71 were the first to arrive and reported a 20 foot x 30 foot, two story barn fully involved. Two Chelan County Deputies had arrived before the fire department.

Additional units included: Battalion 7, Engine 79, Engine 52 (Manson Fire), Tender 71, Tender 74 and Medical 3171, responded and stood by.

This would be a defensive fire operations supported by a water shuttle operations due to no fire hydrants in the area. Personnel had to overhaul 300 feet of fire hose through heavy snow to engage the fire. There were reports of chickens and goats in the barn, all the animals perished in the fire. Cause of the fire in under investigation.

The temperature outside was 9 degrees, the initial on duty responding crew were timely for the weather and road conditions they were faced with said Fire Chief

Tim Lemon. "We also had a good response from our home volunteers, two personnel from Manson Fire and three of our off duty career staff reported back to work,'' said Lemon.

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