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Special fair advisory meeting planned tonight

Poll shows postponed event better than no fair

The Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee will meet tonight for a showdown over whether to move the Okanogan Complex fire camp, or postpone or cancel the organization’s signature event.

Kettle Complex fires see ‘increased’ fire behavior

The perimeters of the Kettle Complex fires remain unchanged although warmer temperatures and lower humidity resulted in increased fire behavior yesterday.

Crews continue battling Kettle Complex fires

Cooler temperatures and higher humidity continues to help fire crews gain the upper hand on the Kettle Complex fires burning in Ferry County.

Tucannon Fire nearly contained

Fire crews are transitioning to mop-up and timber falling operations as the Tucannon Fire reached 70 percent containment.

Carpenter Road Fire now 45 percent contained

Infra-red flight data taken last night shows the Carpenter Road Fire has grown to 64,419 acres, fire officials said this morning.

Wolverine Fire meeting set for Plain

This morning, fire officials described the fire growth as "minimal," noting that it continues to smolder. The status of the fire will be explained to the public tonight.

New team takes over Carpenter Road Fire

Aircraft resume drops on blaze north of Wellpinit

Fire officials in Stevens County have called in helitack and retardant bombers today to try to keep the Carpenter Road Fire from growing to the northeast.

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Tucannon Fire reaches 2,700 acres

Blaze is burning near Camp Wooten

Rainfall is helping fire crews get a handle on the new Tucannon Fire burning in steep terrain 20 miles east of the city.

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Carpenter Road fire still growing

Rain may have slowed the growth of the Carpenter Road Fire, but it is continuing to advance to the northeast.

Rain helps crews battle Ferry County fires

Rain showers that rolled into the region yesterday and this morning are bringing much needed moisture to the Kettle Complex fire areas.

Trudi Inslee visits fire areas today

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.

Public meeting about fires is today in Nespelem

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.

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Crews gaining ground on Colville Complex

Only Grave Mountain Fire's northern flank is burning out of control

The Marble Valley and Gold Hill fires are both 96 percent contained, but Graves Mountain Fire is 21 percent contained.

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Goodell Fire burning along highway

Officials hope for rain so they can reopening state Highway 20

With heavy rain still in the forecast, State Department of Transportation officials hope to reopen the North Cascades Highway tomorrow between Newhalem and Rainy Pass. As of 1 p.m. today, the road remains closed due to the Goodell Fire.

Crews brace for fire growth near Wellpinit

Carpenter Road Fire officials are concerned today's high winds will fan the flames of the 59,828-acre fire. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the fire area until 7 p.m. today.

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