Three firefighters killed in Twisp blaze

Three firefighters died this afternoon while fighting fire near Twisp.

Three dead fighting fire near Twisp

Others firefighters reported burned

Evacuations issued for Twisp, Winthrop

A pre-evacuation warning has been issued for the town because of a fire burning on Twisp River Road to the west.

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Evacuation order issued for Twisp River Road

An immediate evacuation order has been issued for Twisp River Road from Elbow Coulee westward.

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Evacuation notice issued for area north of Tunk Creek

Okanogan County Emergency Management has issued an evacuation notice for the area from Tunk Creek Road at Keystone Road north to state Highway 20.

Nespelem area evacuation levels outlined

Several areas near town are under evacuation notices, with some at Level 3 (highest) because of the North Star Fire.

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PUD works to restore electricity, broadband

Crews from the Okanogan County Public Utility District are focusing on preserving electric and broadband services by aggressively fighting fire where it threatens utility facilities.

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Crews gain ground on Chelan Complex

While winds were whipping the Okanogan Complex Fire into a frenzy yesterday, calmer conditions gave firefighters a chance to build lines around blazes to the south.

911 service restored in Oroville

911 services have been rerouted following several hours of outages in northern Okanogan County.

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Omak evacuation notices lifted

Okanogan County Emergency Management lifts evacuations for north Omak and Riverside areas

Oroville loses 911 service

Emergency 911 service is down in the 476 telephone prefix in the Oroville area.

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Firefighters battle blazes near Omak

Firefighters knock down flames near Omak, but blazes continue to burn throughout the region.

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Red Flag Warning issued for much of Eastern Washington

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning indicating critical fire weather conditions exist

North Star fire reaches Moses, Dugout mountains

Airboss fire bombers assist in firefight, but flames advance into Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest's Tonasket Ranger District.

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Stickpin Fire exceeds 20,000 acres

FEMA allocates funds to help state with firefighting costs

The Stickpin Fire has devoured more than 20,000 acres of Colville National Forest in the last 36 hours and nearly 1,000 people live in the line of fire.

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