Blaze burns north of Wells Dam

AZWELL - Firefighters from Douglas, Okanogan and Chelan counties and Bridgeport have responded to a brush fire north of Wells Dam near the Columbia River.

The blaze was reported about 10 a.m. today a mile north of the dam in Douglas County.

Fire crews have not been able to fight the blaze much because it is burning in an inaccessible river breaks area, Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal said.

Deputies on the scene said the fire is not threatening any structures or blocking any roads, he said. The fire has burned across more than 75 acres as was reported to be still growing at mid-afternoon.


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