The price of the Sleepy Hollow Fire was high — millions of dollars in homes and property destroyed in one of Wenatchee’s most expensive neighborhoods, and tens of millions more in warehouse space.
Part of that price must be paid by Jeremy Kendall, the 40-year-old Wenatchee man who confessed to setting the fire in June 2015. On Monday, a Chelan County judge ordered Kendall to pay nearly $10.6 million to insurance companies and individual property owners who claimed losses. Thirty homes were destroyed in the Sleepy Hollow Fire, most of them in the Broadview subdivision near the Wenatchee Foothills. The claims against Kendall include about $10.5 million charged by three large insurance firms that paid out to homeowners. The rest is claims for individual damages, including vehicles that were destroyed or damaged.