Like the rest of the state, we at WSHA have been watching the progress of the enormous Chelan complex fire and talking regularly with our friends in the area. With much of the town evacuated, Lake Chelan Community Hospital is present and open, with power and internet services restored after an initial loss. Although there are some reports that the wind is slowing, this is still a deadly serious fire. With about 100 square miles burning, Chelan and other communities are a long way from feeling safe.
The hospital and the clinic are both still open. You can check the website for details. You can also follow Chelan County Emergency Management for the latest news. The Wenatchee World also has current news (key updates here).
We have so much gratitude for the physicians, nurses and staff of the hospital and clinic for their bravery and commitment to their community. They inspire us every day. Our thoughts are with you and your many neighbors who are affected by this fire. (Mary Kay)