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Yale Road Fire: restoring power, putting out hot spots

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As crews watch for hotspots, others are restoring power to homes that survived. As crews watch for hotspots, others are restoring power to homes that survived.
VALLEYFORD, Wash. -

Thursday, crews spent a lot of time on Latah Creek Road in Valleyford, WA securing power poles and making sure trees that are still standing won't come down Saturday when the region is expected to get strong winds.

"it's just a watch out situation for us so nobody gets hurt or trees falling," said Bill Turner with Grayback Forestry.

Crews looked for smoldering hot spots in tree stumps and roots

"Some of the flat land, the embers that can be in the burned stumps in the ground can be blown out into the burned out area, trees can come down, any hotspots can reignite in unburned areas," said Rick Isaacson with Chelan County Fire District 1. "Be aware. There is somewhat of a wind event coming Saturday. Humidity will go down, temps will go up, the potential is there."

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