Residents throughout Okanogan and surrounding counties may felt the rattle of a 4.3 magnitude earthquake this morning.
Jessica A. Saffel fell asleep at the wheel while driving near Entiat
Jessica A. Saffel, 27, Cergio Britt, 8, and Alyssa Britt, 5, all of Yakima, were transported to the Wenatchee hospital following a one-vehicle crash along U.S. Highway 97A.
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.
Rain may have slowed the growth of the Carpenter Road Fire, but it is continuing to advance to the northeast.
Rain showers that rolled into the region yesterday and this morning are bringing much needed moisture to the Kettle Complex fire areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The North Cascades Highway, closed for a week and a half because of fire, could open as soon as Sunday.
As winds are expected to rip through Ferry County this weekend, Sheriff Raymond Maycumber reminds residents to be prepared to leave at a moment's notice.
Andrew Zajac of Winthrop, Tom Zbyszewski of Walla Walla and Richard Wheeler of South Haven, Mich., died from smoke inhalation and burns to their bodies, coroner says.
Electricity should be restored by late Friday to areas of the Omak flats and Riverside Cutoff, Greenacres and Johnson Creek roads.
Intense fire behavior is expected today throughout Ferry County as officials from the National Weather Service are predicting high winds with gusts upward to 25 mph.