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.
The perimeters of the Kettle Complex fires remain unchanged although warmer temperatures and lower humidity resulted in increased fire behavior yesterday.
Cooler temperatures and higher humidity continues to help fire crews gain the upper hand on the Kettle Complex fires burning in Ferry County.
Fire crews are transitioning to mop-up and timber falling operations as the Tucannon Fire reached 70 percent containment.
Infra-red flight data taken last night shows the Carpenter Road Fire has grown to 64,419 acres, fire officials said this morning.
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.
The Grant County Sheriff's Office has fired a deputy who was suspected of fourth-degree assault-domestic violence.
Residents throughout Okanogan and surrounding counties may felt the rattle of a 4.3 magnitude earthquake this morning.
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.
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.