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Community rallies around Bridgeport family after fire

It was a little over a week ago that Bridgeport High School boys’ basketball coach Pat McFadden bustled through a burning home to save his fiancé’s 8-year-old son, Tommy. Both remained in Harborview Medical Center for treatment of burns Tuesday – McFadden in serious condition and Tommy, satisfactory.

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Firefighter’s home destroyed in New Year's blaze

A GoFundMe page has been launched for a local EMT and firefighter who lost his home in a New Year’s Day blaze.

WVCO seeks comments on new wildland fire program

An open forum to discuss the Wenatchee Valley College at Omak wildland fire program will be Dec. 2.

Investigators called fatal fire scene

Investigators with the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene of a fatal house fire Friday morning, Nov. 17, on Omak River Road.

Maps show intensity of wildfire burns

The Central Washington Burned Area Emergency Response team has completed gathering data and field verifications on national forest lands within the Diamond Creek, Uno Peak, Jack Creek and Jolly Mountain fires.

Fire officials: Plan escape routes during Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is this week in Washington, with officials touting the theme “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out!”

Governors urge Congress to fix wildfire budget approach

DENVER, Colo. – The Western Governors Association is urging congressional leadership to fix the present approach to budgeting for wildfire costs at the departments of the interior and agriculture.

Diamond Creek Fire dying down

The Diamond Creek Fire isn’t yet out, but it’s dying down.

Coulee City fire contained

A fire that blackened more than 3,200 acres of land southwest of town was contained Oct. 1.

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Forest Service eases campfire restrictions

Effective today, Sept. 29, campfire restrictions will be reduced on national forest lands in Okanogan County.

DNR eases burning restrictions; northeast area still has bans

The state Department of Natural Resources has rescinded the statewide burn ban on DNR-protected lands, although some burn restrictions are still in place for parts of northeast Washington.

Park service lifts North Cascades burn ban

The National Park Service has lifted the burn ban imposed this summer on all lands within the North Cascades National Park Service Complex.

BLM lifts outdoor fire restrictions in eastern Washington

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is lifting fire restrictions in eastern Washington.

Fire alert lifted for Mazama area

The Okanogan County Department of Emergency Management has lifted the fire alert for the Lost River, Mazama and Rendezvous areas.

Diamond Creek Fire 70 percent contained

The Diamond Creek Fire is 70 percent contained, with a revised size of 127,498 acres burned as of Friday, Sept. 22.

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