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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

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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Sex-case plea deal postponed

Former Tonasket High School librarian Elizabeth Kinkade will appear in court again Aug. 19

Fire danger increases 'very high' in Okanogan County

Washington State Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that fire danger has increased in four Eastern Washington counties, including Okanogan.

Winds prompt cancellation of burn out

Officials may try another burn out when conditions are more favorable for containment

Burn out planned for Loup Loup area today

Fire crews to use chemical 'ping pong balls to start low intensity burn out northwest of Loup Loup Ski Bowl.

Road C fire contained without evacuations

A brush fire that ignited Monday near the intersection of Jameson Late Road and Road 11 Northeast was contained before it could threaten town.

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