Displaced resident reflects on Pateros fire

Displaced resident reflects on Pateros fire

CHELAN, Wash. - More than 100 people have checked into Chelan High School for the Red Cross evacuation center. Washington Governor Jay Inslee was there Friday to give an update on how the government is helping out with the firestorm.

Inslee says the state is doing everything they can.

"We've got additional assets coming in," Inslee said. "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 Pateros, there was hot smoke coming over the hill right behind my house," said Pateros resident Jim Otis.

Otis is now 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," Otis said.

Otis 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," said Otis.

Otis isn't sure what's going to happen next but is proud to see how his community has come together to help.

"I went to Wal-Mart to get some clean clothes and she bought my clothes for me. I didn't catch her name, I'd like to have got her name, but it was phenomenal.