TONIGHT HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN EVACUATED BY
THESE FIRES AND EVERY ONE OF THEM HAS A STORY.
KXLY-4'S JOHN HENDRICKS REPORTS FROM CHELAN WHERE
MANY OF THOSE HAVE COME FOR HELP.
More than 100 people have checked into the chelan
high school for the red cross evacuation center.
The governor was even here today to give an update
on how the government is helping out.
But the stories we've heard are simply amazing.
SMOKE CONTINUES TO RISE ON THE HORIZON NORTH OF CHELAN.
We've got seven million people who are neighbors all
washintonians are neighbors.
AT THE BASE OF THOSE HILLS SITS THE EVACUATION CENTER
AT CHELAN HIGH SCHOOL.
TODAY GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE MET WITH THOSE STAYING HERE.
HE SAYS THE STATE IS DOING EVERY THEY CAN...
We've got additional assets coming in 100 national
guard some additiona rotary based winds we've got
people from minnesota coming and we've got about 1,000
national guard that we are now training to get here
in a matter of days.
When I got to Potarus there was hot smoke coming over
the hill rigth behind my house.
TONIGHT JIM OTIS IS HOMELESS AFTER THE FIRE RIPPED
THROUGH A TRAILER PARK IN PATEROS.
LEVELING HIS HOME.
Within 45 minutes it was already down in town burning
so my house was already on fire too.
HE SAYS HE'S JUST TAKING IT ONE DAY AT A TIME.
It's just material things nobody lost their life in
this fire so that's a good thing there.
OTIS ISNT SURE WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT BUT IS
PROUD TO SEE HOW HIS COMMUNITY HAS COME TOGETHER TO
I went to walmart to get some clearn cloths and she
bought my cloths for me, I didn't catch her name,
I'd like to have got her name but it was phenomenal.
even with the smoke right over on the horizon this
evacuation center will be here for the forseeable
Reporting in Chelan John Hendricks KXLY 4 news.