Manson Fire District #5 responds to drowning, fires

An early morning fire on Sunday, July 17 in Manson at an apartment complex was isolated to one unit. All occupants escaped without injury. A neighbor was able to successfully knock the fire down with a garden hose from the exterior prior to the fire department arrival. Manson Fire District #5 and Chelan Fire & Rescue #7 responded to the incident. Courtesy Manson Fire District #5 Facebook On August 1, at 6:05 a.m., Manson Fire District #5 and Chelan Fire & Rescue #7 firefighters responded to a structure fire, which housed orchard equipment and a car, at the corner of Wapato Lake Road and Swartout Road.Some of the equipment and the building were damaged in the fire. Wapato Lake Road was closed at Swartout Road to all traffic during the fire operations.

Manson Fire District #5 firefighters, Lake Chelan EMS and Chelan County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a drowning at the Manson Dog Park just before noon Sunday, July 31. This park is located just west of the Manson Bay Swim Park. Responders arrived and found a young teen who was pulled from the water by people at the park, who had also started life saving efforts. Crews arrived quickly and were able to stabilize the teen and transport to Lake Chelan Health Hospital. The teen showed marked improvement with further treatment at the hospital prior to being flown to Seattle Children's Hospital. Chelan County has had a high number of drownings this year. Most of these have been people who were not prepared for the water conditions they were in. Please be safe and swim in groups of two or more. When on a river, wear a Life Jacket when floating or tubing as water conditions can change quickly and become dangerous. In lakes, like Lake Chelan, water conditions are normally stable, but waves from boats or weather changes can catch people off guard also. Please be safe around or on the water. Courtesy Manson Fire District #5 Facebook

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