Residents throughout Okanogan and surrounding counties may felt the rattle of a 4.3 magnitude earthquake this morning.
Jessica A. Saffel fell asleep at the wheel while driving near Entiat
Jessica A. Saffel, 27, Cergio Britt, 8, and Alyssa Britt, 5, all of Yakima, were transported to the Wenatchee hospital following a one-vehicle crash along U.S. Highway 97A.
Washington first lady Trudi Inslee is in Pateros today touring fire areas. She toured the Alta Lake spike camp to thank firefighters for their efforts.
A public meeting about the North Star and Tunk Block fires will be at 5 p.m. today at Nespelem School, 229 School Loop Road.
The North Cascades Highway, closed for a week and a half because of fire, could open as soon as Sunday.
Andrew Zajac of Winthrop, Tom Zbyszewski of Walla Walla and Richard Wheeler of South Haven, Mich., died from smoke inhalation and burns to their bodies, coroner says.
Electricity should be restored by late Friday to areas of the Omak flats and Riverside Cutoff, Greenacres and Johnson Creek roads.
Intense fire behavior is expected today throughout Ferry County as officials from the National Weather Service are predicting high winds with gusts upward to 25 mph.
The North Star Fire, burning mostly on the Colville Indian Reservation, has blackened 170,000 acres of forest, brush and grass.
A homemade explosive device found along a road Wednesday evening was neutralized by the Richland Police Bomb Squad and Grant County Sheriffís Office.
Winds expected Thursday evening, gusts 20-25 mph
The North Star Fire continues to burn along a broad swath extending from Ferry County to just east of Omak-Okanogan.
A community meeting is planned to discuss the progress, of the Kettle Complex fires, tonight at the Orient Elementary School.
A Lynden man was killed Tuesday afternoon when his car went off state Highway 20 and over an embankment about a mile west of the Whistler area and 20 miles west of town.
Ferry County Commissioners decided yesterday to cancel the 79th annual Ferry County Fair, originally slated for Labor Day weekend, because of wildfires burning in and around the county.
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