By Michelle McNiel / The Wenatchee World MALAGA, Chelan County — A lightning strike to the top of a power pole is believed to have ignited a brush fire that burned 1,300 acres near Malaga on Wednesday. A fire investigator ruled that the brush fire started near the base of a power pole carrying a 230-kilovolt line…More
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MALAGA (AP) — Utility crews worked through the night to replace damaged power lines and burned poles in a brush fire burning east of Wenatchee. The fire has blackened a four-mile-long stretch of hillside and cut power to Alcoa’s Wenatchee Works smelter and hundreds of homes. The Wenatchee World reports that no structures have been burned, but…More