Electricity should be restored by late Friday to areas of the Omak flats and Riverside Cutoff, Greenacres and Johnson Creek roads.
Intense fire behavior is expected today throughout Ferry County as officials from the National Weather Service are predicting high winds with gusts upward to 25 mph.
The North Star Fire, burning mostly on the Colville Indian Reservation, has blackened 170,000 acres of forest, brush and grass.
A homemade explosive device found along a road Wednesday evening was neutralized by the Richland Police Bomb Squad and Grant County Sheriffís Office.
The North Star Fire donation center at the former Okanogan Bingo Casino building, 41 Appleway, is open to all fire victims, the Colville Confederated Tribes Emergency Operations Center said.
Winds expected Thursday evening, gusts 20-25 mph
A fire relief center has been set up at the old Food Depot building, 300 S. Second Ave.
The North Star Fire continues to burn along a broad swath extending from Ferry County to just east of Omak-Okanogan.
Fire officials said the fire has charred 261,650 acres is 17 percent contained. It is the largest in state history.
At only 20 percent containment, the Carpenter Road Fire has grown to 37,589 acres in rural Stevens County, fire officials said early this morning.
Glory Fire prompts closure of segment of Cascade Pass Trail
North Cascades National Park will close Cascade River Road to all vehicle and foot traffic for roadwork.
A community meeting is planned to discuss the progress, of the Kettle Complex fires, tonight at the Orient Elementary School.
Plain Community Church will host session as fire moves northwest of Leavenworth
Fire officials will host a public meeting at 7 tonight to talk about the Chelan Complex Fires' advance into the area.
A Lynden man was killed Tuesday afternoon when his car went off state Highway 20 and over an embankment about a mile west of the Whistler area and 20 miles west of town.
(2015-425 Aug. 19, 26) CALL FOR BIDS CITY OF OMAK SR 155/EAST OMAK PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS
(2015-449 Aug. 26) SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 870
(2015-446 Aug. 26) Nickel Cove Subdivision & Rezone LPA 2015-1
800 (2015-448 Aug. 26, Sept 2, 9, 16) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY
(2015-448 Aug. 26, Sept 2, 9, 16) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY
(2015-450 Aug. 26) Okanogan County Notice of Cancellation of Public Hearing