Photo by Al Camp
A bomber drops retardant on Pogue Flat to keep fire from advancing on Omak today.
As of Tuesday, August 18, 2015
CONCONULLY An immediate evacuation notice has been issued for the town and surrounding area because of advancing fire.
The fire is coming off Funk Mountain north of town and the Sugarloaf Lake area and moving toward town.
Law enforcement and fire crews are in the area to help people leaving via Conconully Highway. Fire has been burning along the highway in the Scotch Creek area.
People should not wait for door-to-door notification, Okanogan County Emergency Management said.