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Evacuation warnings issued for area west of Okanogan

— Level 3 evacuation notices were issued this afternoon for several areas west of town along state Highway 20 because of Carlton Complex fire activity.

The highest-level notices are for North Cook Mountain, Buzzard Lake, Rock Creek, Leader Lake, Alpine Lake and White Rock Road.

State Highway 20 is closed between Twisp and Okanogan. A detour between the Methow and Okanogan valleys is available via state Highway 153 and U.S. Highway 97.

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