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Fire slows along B&O Road West

Salmon River hot shot firefighters from Klamath National Forest, Ore., work the fire line along West B&O Road, north of Malott.

Photo by Roger Harnack


Salmon River hot shot firefighters from Klamath National Forest, Ore., work the fire line along West B&O Road, north of Malott.

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— Frequently changing winds have helped slow the advance of the wildfire burning north of town today.

The Salmon River hot shot firefighting team from Klamath National Forest, Ore., took up a position along West B&O Road to keep the fire away from homes.

And while hot, dry windy conditions prompted a Red Flag Warning from the National Weather Service, the fire's advance remained slow through much of the day.

About 3 p.m., the fire was burning in steep terrain featuring mostly sagebrush and dry grasses.

Fire crews along B&O Road said the wildfire was making a slow advance toward state Highway 20, which is generally closed between Okanogan and Twisp.

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kerrydale 2 months, 1 week ago

Ty to the brave fire fighters for putting your self in the face of danger to protect all the innocent civilians and animals, you are truly my heroes, I have family that lives up there and your continued work is a great gift to all ty

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