Omak evacuation notices lifted

Residents fleeing the Tunk Block Fire head south along Greenacres Road, which for a while this evening was the only road open between Omak and Riverside.

Photo by Al Camp
Residents fleeing the Tunk Block Fire head south along Greenacres Road, which for a while this evening was the only road open between Omak and Riverside.



— Omak-area fire evacuations have been lifted, according to Okanogan County Emergency Management. Residents can return to the Omak flats, Riverside southward to Omak-Riverside Eastside Road to the third Housing and Urban Development (HUD) project.

Power poles and lines may be down, and debris may be on the road. Fire equipment and Okanogan County Public Utility District personnel are working in the area.

Fires still are burning in the area, so county officials urge people to remain aware of the fires.

At least one home was destroyed along Omak-Riverside Eastside Road near Riverside.



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