It was the first major fire of our history-making season this year and started in early July, long before our fire season typically begins. Since then, the Mills Canyon Fire outside of Entiat has been fully contained, allowing teams with the Central Washington Burned Area Emergency Response, or BAER, to assess the damage and recommend plans for rehabilitation. For the details on the Mills Canyon assessment, Dan Langager filed this report.
The Community Foundation of NCW has invested $100,000 from its general fund towards long-term recovery efforts for fire relief victims in Okanogan County. Director of Community Philanthropy with the Foundation Denise Sorom joins Clint in the studio to talk about the funds, accompanied by Allison Williams with the city of Wenatchee to talk about ending the cycle of poverty in our community.