Fire destroys building at Forest Service site

A fire destroyed a warehouse at a Forest Service work center near Entiat and spread to five surrounding acres before it was stopped.

Spokeswoman Robin DeMario in Wenatchee says the fire Monday afternoon apparently started in the warehouse at the Steliko compound, although the exact cause remains to be determined.

Firefighting hoses and other equipment along with woodworking tools used to build signs and fences were lost in the fire. There’s no estimate yet of the dollar loss.