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State mobilizes for Rising Eagle Road Fire

The state has mobilized fire resources in support of local firefighters battling the Rising Eagle Road Fire.

Fire crews called to help in Methow Valley

Crews from fire departments all over the Okanogan Valley were called shortly before 4 p.m. to send “any available units” to the upper Methow Valley for two wildfires.

Fire burns home between Twisp and Winthrop; evacuations ordered

A wildfire between Twisp and Winthrop claimed a house along state Highway 20 this afternoon and is threatening at least one other home.

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Washington National Guard members staff road closures

According to the Okanogan County Emergency Operation Center, road closures are being staffed by Washington National Guard members.

Red flag warning issued in Okanogan, Methow

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Okanogan and Methow valleys, effective until 11 tonight.

Fire weather watch issued for Coulee area

Meteorologists say lightning and wind could lead to new wildfires in the Grand Coulee and Mansfield areas, as well as the Waterville Plateau

Flash flood watch issued for area

Methow Valley has the highest potential for flash flooding and debris flows, National Weather Service says

Health district offers burned debris cleanup tips

Residents can bury inert fire debris on their property.

Registered nurse suspended after being charged with child rape

Chelan County registered nurse suspended after being charged with first-degree child rape in Douglas County

Governor will visit the Methow on Friday

Gov. Jay Inslee plans to visit the Methow Valley tomorrow to meet with local leaders and discuss the Carlton Complex fire.

Country musician’s performance benefits Red Cross wildfire fund

Country music artist Trace Adkins will perform a concert in September to benefit the American Red Cross Western Wildfires Relief Fund.

Restaurant donates part of sales to Red Cross

The Pizza Hut restaurant, 604 Omache Drive, is donating 10 percent of all pizza sales today, Wednesday, to the Red Cross to benefit the organization’s wildfire relief fund.

Pearrygin Lake State Park reopens; Alta Lake remains closed

Pearrygin Lake State Park, closed since July 18 because of the Carlton Complex fire, reopened today.

County evacuation notices are Level 2 or less

Alta Lake, Cook Mountain, Libby Creek, North Cook Mountain and Pleasant Valley are all at Level 2

Electricity restored to most customers; 640 still without power

Utility crews working 16-hour days to restore power.

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