Wenatchee neighbors get their first look at devastating wildfire damage

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WENATCHEE, Wash. – The Sleepy Hollow Fire swept through the Broadview neighborhood late Sunday night and early Monday, leaving a devastating path of destruction behind.

At least two dozen homes burned, and many who live there have lost everything.

“I don’t even know what to say,” said neighbor Megan Castillo.

Two homes on Valley Vue Road burned completely to the ground – another roof caught fire.

Now all that’s left is charred rubble, scorched appliances and neighbors dousing the hotspots.

Eric Curry said it all happened too fast to salvage anything.

“Within two minutes the fire department was up here telling us to get ready to evacuate,” he said. “Within 60 seconds we were in the car and gone.”

Shirley Einarsson’s home was reduced to rubble. She and her family had lived in the neighborhood since 1970.

“It’s probably really going to hit me harder in a few days when I realize I don’t have anything,” she said.

Megan Castillo searched her friend’s property for the first time since the fire. She’s hoping there’s something left behind that could be salvaged.

“It doesn’t look like there’s anything left,” said Castillo. “Her kitchen sink is sitting there but everything else is gone.”

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