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.
Entiat Ranger District officials said the potential spread of wildfire to Rock Creek has prompted them to close the Chiwawa River area.
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.
The family of a local fireman killed last week in the Okanogan Complex fires has released a video statement reacting his death.
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.
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.
Border crossing stations remain open, but some Ross Lake evacuees are being shuttled through Canada because of fires
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.
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.
Closed Women, Infant and Children clinics are Grand Coulee, Inchelium, Keller, Nespelem, Omak and Republic.
The state Department of Natural Resources has established a wildfire hotline to serve residents of Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties.
Fire officials will host a community meeting at 7 tonight at Pateros High School to provide current information on the Chelan/Reach Complex.
Fire has knocked out the Loup Loup transmission line, leaving most of the Methow Valley without electricity.
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.
The state Department of Natural Resources is setting up coordination centers so qualified residents can join the fire fight in Okanogan County.