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.
A wildfire between Twisp and Winthrop claimed a house along state Highway 20 this afternoon and is threatening at least one other home.
According to the Okanogan County Emergency Operation Center, road closures are being staffed by Washington National Guard members.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Okanogan and Methow valleys, effective until 11 tonight.
Meteorologists say lightning and wind could lead to new wildfires in the Grand Coulee and Mansfield areas, as well as the Waterville Plateau
Gov. Jay Inslee plans to visit the Methow Valley tomorrow to meet with local leaders and discuss the Carlton Complex fire.
Country music artist Trace Adkins will perform a concert in September to benefit the American Red Cross Western Wildfires Relief Fund.
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, closed since July 18 because of the Carlton Complex fire, reopened today.
Alta Lake, Cook Mountain, Libby Creek, North Cook Mountain and Pleasant Valley are all at Level 2
Utility crews working 16-hour days to restore power.
Former Tonasket High School librarian Elizabeth Kinkade will appear in court again Aug. 19
Washington State Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that fire danger has increased in four Eastern Washington counties, including Okanogan.
Officials may try another burn out when conditions are more favorable for containment
Fire crews to use chemical 'ping pong balls to start low intensity burn out northwest of Loup Loup Ski Bowl.