The Chelan location of Lake Chelan Building Supply was destroyed by what has been dubbed the "Reach Fire" that occurred over the weekend. Lake Chelan Building Supply is a local lumberyard in Washington, three hours northeast of Seattle. This store was a satellite facility; the company's main location in Manson, Wash., remains safe and intact.
The Reach Fire, which affected the entire Chelan area, was started by lightning. It destroyed as many as 75 homes, forced 3,000 residents to evacuate, and caused 9,000 residents in the Chelan area to lose power over the weekend. By Sunday, 7,000 had their power restored.
Wildfire season has been in full effect across the West Coast with almost 800,000 acres burning across 10 states and dry conditions/drought will keep the coast on high alert. Even in Chelan, emergency respondents are fighting six fires that have converged on the area.