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Burn out planned for Loup Loup area today

Fire crews to use chemical 'ping pong balls to start low intensity burn out northwest of Loup Loup Ski Bowl.

Road C fire contained without evacuations

A brush fire that ignited Monday near the intersection of Jameson Late Road and Road 11 Northeast was contained before it could threaten town.

Fire evacuations ordered for Mansfield

Residents of rural Douglas County town were directed to leave due to wildfire threat

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Co-ed softball continues at The Plex

Teams compete into August before a final tournament

Meetings planned in Brewster, Pateros

Meetings planned for update on the Carlton Complex wildfires

Escaped prisoner recaptured in Grant County

Jaime D. Hampshire recaptured after jail escape

Omak man killed while crossing I-90

Dennis M. Stensgar was pronounced dead after he was struck by a Dodge Ram pick-up driven by William G. Van Gordon of Port Angeles

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Power still out for 1,423 customers

Okanogan County Public Utility District restored power to 2,179 homes and businesses Friday

Pateros lines energized

Okanogan County Public Utility District No. 1 has restored power to the Pateros area around 7 p.m. tonight.

Ecology department suspends permit rules for large-scale generators

The state Washington Department of Ecology has suspended temporarily the permit requirements for use of large-scale generators in areas hit by wildfires in Eastern Washington.

Alliance conducts fire impact survey of businesses

The Economic Alliance is doing a brief business impact survey for the Okanogan County commissioners to get a snapshot of the economic impact from the Carlton Complex fires.

Conservation district offers help to landowners in fire area

Okanogan Conservation District is mobilizing to help landowners whose natural resources and agricultural infrastructure has been damaged by the Carlton Complex wildfires.

CenturyLink restores Internet services

CenturyLink crews have repaired the damaged fiber optics line severed by a fallen tree near Fish Trap and has restored Internet services to its customers in Eastern Washington.

Carlton is at lowest evacuation level

The community is at Level 1 (lowest) evacuation status.

Governor extends statewide burn ban

Gov. Jay Inslee has extended the burn ban he ordered last week to include a ban on most outdoor and agricultural burning for Eastern Washington.

Assistance sought a Omak Community Center

The Colville Confederated Tribes’ fire relief efforts at the Omak Community Center, 601 Benton St., are continuing, but a call put out for a variety of donations.

Pateros substation will be re-energized this afternoon

The Okanogan County Public Utility District plans to energize the Pateros substation between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. today.

Fire destroys 300 homes; some electricity returned, plus help is available

The number of homes destroyed in the Carlton Complex fires has been revised to 300.

Red Cross opens two client service centers

The Red Cross is opening two client service centers to provide assistance to those who have been affected by the wildfires.

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Some roads reopen in fire areas

Several roads that were previously closed because of the Carlton Complex fires have been reopened.

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