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Pateros, Twisp may have power restored by weekend

Approximately 7,000 homes and businesses are without power in Okanogan County today

Presidential declaration frees up more federal help with fires

President Obama has declared an emergency in Washington state, freeing up additional federal resources to help with the wildfires.

Thunderstorms, flash flooding could occur today

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather out

Community meeting set for Malott

Fire management team to meet with community residents on related issues at 7 p.m. today

Fairgrounds housing rescued animals

Volunteers on hand to feed and help care for livestock, pets

Red Cross announces hot meal locations

Food will be served in Pateros, Brewster, Twisp and Winthrop.

Evacuation warnings issued for area west of Okanogan

Level 3 evacuation notices were issued this afternoon for several areas west of town along state Highway 20 because of Carlton Complex fire activity.

Contact PUD before connecting generators

Improper installation of generators can backfeed electrical system and injure utility district workers

Fires join to become largest in state history

National Interagency Coordination Center estimates wildfire complex at 300,000 acres

Meal deliveries scaled back

Red Cross, Southern Baptists announce changes in plan to provide meals to wildfire victims

Road closures announced

Roads closed in fire activity areas.

Community meetings planned for wildfire victims

Sessions planned for 7 p.m. tonight in Omak and Brewster; 6 p.m. tomorrow in Pateros

DSHS plans mobile office for low-income wildfire victims

Mobile Community Service Office is expected to be deployed in fire-damaged areas starting Tuesday

Fire danger levels drop

Only Alta Lake and Antoine Creek remain at fire evacuation Level 3

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Wildfire confirmed at 215,000 acres, and growing

Infrared data puts the fire's actual size overnight at about 237,890 acres. The fire has yet to be confirmed.

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