Authorities: bad fire could have been worse


Last updated 10/10/2018 at 9:49am

A photo of the burned area in Elmer City, taken from an unmanned aerial vehicle the next morning by Maurice Goodall of the Okanogan County Emergency Management.

A fire that destroyed four homes in Elmer City last week left the fire chief thankful for his neighbors, who he said likely prevented a larger catastrophe.

Okanogan Fire District 2 Chief Dave Finch said some 41 firefighters from every local department were in Elmer City Tuesday night to fight the fire that started about 6 p.m. in high winds in the Grand View Trailer Park just below SR-155.


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