Anguish Spreads With Advancing Flames In Washington

 Tuesday, August 18, 2015

 The Seattle Times

The city of Chelan remained without power Saturday, and more than 1,600 people have been evacuated as fires burned around the southern end of Lake Chelan and spread into Douglas County. At least 50 structures have already burned, according to officials. It was an odd sight, seeing tourists playing in the lake, strolling around, while a short drive away, people’s homes had burned to the ground. Along Antoine Creek Road, the three daughters of an elderly couple, Emmit and Bonnie Aston, were dealing with the family home of 42 years turning into a pile of rubble and ash.