Okanogan County Emergency Management has downgraded the Diamond Creek Fire evacuation alert level for the Lost River, Mazama and Rendezvous areas.
The Diamond Creek Fire, which has blackened 129,000 acres in the United States and Canada, grew some over the weekend as mild weather moved into the region.
The Diamond Creek Fire continues to burn north of town, but strong north winds forecast for Thursday, Sept. 14, did not materialize.
Harts Pass Road has been closed because of the Diamond Creek Fire.
The Diamond Creek Fire is making a run southward, prompting a Level 2 evacuation warning for the Mazama area on Wednesday morning, Sept. 13.
Crews from fire district Nos. 15 and 3 stopped a wildfire last night, Sept. 12, in the Monse River Road area.
A Level 2 evacuation warning has been issued for the Mazama, Lost River and Rendezvous areas because of the southerly advance of the Diamond Creek Fire.
Fire crews are continuing to battle the Blue Grouse Road fire reported earlier this morning in the Nine Mile area.
Some high schools are canceling their games this weekend because of unhealthy levels of smoke caused by wildfires throughout the Northwest.
Fire officials counted 377 people at a Sept. 6 informational meeting about the Diamond Creek Fire.
The Diamond Creek Fire, which has burned across more than 105,000 acres, remains hung up in rocky terrain at Butte Pass at the head of Monument Creek.
The state Department of Natural Resources has expanded its burn ban statewide.
Level I evacuation notices have been issued for Lost River, Mazama and Rendezvous residents because of the Diamond Creek Fire.
The Colville Confederated Tribes are getting nearly $3.9 million from the federal government for reforestation efforts in the wake of the 2015 fire season.
The Diamond Creek Fire, burning since July 23 in the Pasayten Wilderness Area, has crossed the international border and now is burning in British Columbia.