Shortly before 10 p.m., Colville National Forest released new evacuation notice levels for Ferry County residents living in vicinity of the Stickpin Fire.
Level 3 evacuations ordered for Chelan Springs, McNeil Canyon, Central Ferry and Dezellem Hill Road.
Several roads in active fire areas have been closed in the Methow Valley, including the Cooper Mountain, Black Canyon, Squaw, and McFarland Creeks roads
Level 3 (highest) evacuation notices have been lowered to Level 1 for residents in the Ninemile area as of 8:45 this morning.
Lightning late Wednesday night ignited two fires on the Methow Valley Ranger District of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
Several fires have ignited in the Oroville-Chesaw area near the site of an airplane crash earlier this morning.
At least three new wildfires have broken out earlier this afternoon in northern Okanogan County.
Brewster couple injured and transported to Lake Chelan Community Hospital.
As of 9 a.m. today, the fire is estimated to be 36,030 acres. Fire crews expect it to grow over the next two days as temperatures soar into the 100s.
The optimal viewing time will be about 3 a.m. Thursday for residents and visitors interested in watching the meteor shower.
911 services have been restored to the Omak, Oroville, Pateros, Twisp, Winthrop and surrounds areas following a three-hour outage.
The Wolverine Fire has grown to about 26,614 acres and is now burning two miles southwest of Stehekin across Lake Chelan.
Gusty winds are fanning the flames of the Highway 8 Fire near Roosevelt; hundreds of residents evacuated.
Next ballot count planned for Friday
Though there are an estimated 120 ballots left to counted for two Oroville School Board positions, 666 voters turned out for the Tuesday evening primary election.
With 35 horses qualified to compete in this years World-Famous Suicide Race, officials have scheduled elimination heats for Sunday.
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