Eight aircraft and roughly 100 firefighters contained a wildfire Monday that had the potential to threaten hundreds of homes in Sunnyslope.
The Sunset Fire was reported at noon Monday near Sunset Drive and Easy Street. Officials called for a third-alarm response at 12:42 p.m. as the fire spread west toward Monitor and to the east toward Warm Springs Canyon and the Eaglerock Drive subdivision. The neighborhood contains 261 homes, said Chief Brian Brett, Chelan County Fire District 1.
Five helicopters, two fire retardant planes and an air attack plane, which monitors fires, were called in to help stop the fire from reaching the Eaglerock Drive area.
Of the fire operation, Brett said it was an “excellent response and collaborative working relationship with all state and federal cooperators.”