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Fires cancel Ferry County Fair; Okanogan event will go on

Ferry County Commissioners decided yesterday to cancel the 79th annual Ferry County Fair, originally slated for Labor Day weekend, because of wildfires burning in and around the county.

Fire prompts Chiwawa area closure in Entiat Ranger District

Entiat Ranger District officials said the potential spread of wildfire to Rock Creek has prompted them to close the Chiwawa River area.

Wellpinit-area fire expected to grow today

Fire officials in Stevens County say the Carpenter Road Fire has grown to 35,198 and is 15 percent contained. But gusty winds and dry conditions are expected to fan the flames.

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Zajac's family releases video in wake of his death

The family of a local fireman killed last week in the Okanogan Complex fires has released a video statement reacting his death.

Tribal officials: Fires burn 150,000 acres and some homes

Tribal officials estimate the North Star and Tunk Block fires have destroyed more than 150,000 acres and several structures on the Colville Indian Reservation, so far.

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Crews douse Columbia River Road flames

Nespelem Valley Electric Co-op trying to keep power on

Local fire fighters are fighting back flames tonight trying to keep them from jumping Columbia River Road.

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Border crossings open; Ross Lake evacuated

Border crossing stations remain open, but some Ross Lake evacuees are being shuttled through Canada because of fires

North Star Fire meetings set

North Star Fire managers are planning two community meetings for the Republic area. The meetings are set for 7 tonight and 4 p.m. tomorrow.

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Chelan Complex fire-growth slowed

In total, active fires in Chelan County have scorched 134,814 acres, officials said this morning. That includes the 86,412-acre Chelan Complex, the 2,293-acre Fire Creek Fire, the 45,929-acre Wolverine Fire and the 180-acre Blankenship Fire.

Fires prompt closure of WIC clinics

Closed Women, Infant and Children clinics are Grand Coulee, Inchelium, Keller, Nespelem, Omak and Republic.

New wildfire hot lines set up for Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties

The state Department of Natural Resources has established a wildfire hotline to serve residents of Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties.

Chelan fire meeting set for Pateros tonight

Fire officials will host a community meeting at 7 tonight at Pateros High School to provide current information on the Chelan/Reach Complex.

Transmission line down; Methow Valley without power

Fire has knocked out the Loup Loup transmission line, leaving most of the Methow Valley without electricity.

Fires continue to threaten Loup Loup transmission line

Fires continue to threaten the Loup Loup transmission line, but the Okanogan County Public Utility District said it is trying to keep the line energized.

DNR seeks volunteers to help with fire fight

The state Department of Natural Resources is setting up coordination centers so qualified residents can join the fire fight in Okanogan County.