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Chelan fire meeting set for Pateros tonight



— Fire officials will host a community meeting at 7 tonight to provide current information on the Chelan/Reach Complex.

The meeting will take place at Pateros High School, 334 Beach St.

Fire officials will provide up-to-date information on the Wolverine, Black Canyon, McFarland, First Creek and Blankenship fires.

As of 2 p.m., the Wolverine Fire had devoured 42,876 acres on the southwest shore of Lake Chelan.

Fire officials said that at 10 a.m. today, the Black Canyon Fire was 6,761 acres and the Chelan Complex had burned another 84,855 acres in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties.

Other area fires are:

  • Goodell Fire, burning in North Cascades National Park near Newhalem, has reached 3,180 acres. State Highway 20 through the park remains closed.
  • The Kettle Complex burning in Colville National Forest in Ferry County had reached 47,395 acres. The complex includes the Stickpin, Graves Mountain, Roy Road and Renner Lake fires.
  • Carpenter Road Fire, burning in Stevens County between Wellpinit and Cedonia, is 19,686 acres.
  • Marble Valley Fire has consumed 3,087 acres of northwest of Addy, west of U.S. Highway 395.
  • Gold Hill Fire is burning north of Kettle Falls, in Stevens County, and has destroyed 550 acres.
  • North Star Fire is burning on the Colville Indian Reservation and has reached 88,000 north of Nespelem. The fire has also consumed national forest land north of the reservation.
  • Okanogan Complex had burned 124,083 acres as of the last official report, but officials estimate it to have exceeded 162,000 acres since.


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