The Carlton Complex fires have joined into one blaze which, at nearly 300,000 acres and growing, is now the largest wildfire in recorded Washington state history.
Gov. Jay Inslee led a contingent of state officials to Okanogan County on Sunday to talk about the Carlton Complex fires.
Improper installation of generators can backfeed electrical system and injure utility district workers
National Interagency Coordination Center estimates wildfire complex at 300,000 acres
Roads closed in fire activity areas.
Sessions planned for 7 p.m. tonight in Omak and Brewster; 6 p.m. tomorrow in Pateros
Mobile Community Service Office is expected to be deployed in fire-damaged areas starting Tuesday
Only Alta Lake and Antoine Creek remain at fire evacuation Level 3
The Okanogan County Public Utility District is asking people to contact its office before hooking up generators to their homes.
CenturyLink has technicians working around the clock to re-establish communications through alternate routes in the Methow.
The community is banding together to help itself by collecting food, water, clothing and other items.
The U.S. Forest Service has closed all of its lands accessible from the north shore of Lake Chelan as a precaution because of increased fire activity in the Gold Creek, Foggy Dew and Black Canyon areas.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level 1 evacuation warning (the lowest level) for the communities of Beverly, Wanapum Village and Shawanna in the southwest portion of the county.
Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed 100 homes have been destroyed so far in the Carlton Complex fires.
The Red Cross shelter at the Twisp Grange Hall has been closed and relocated to the Winthrop Barn, 51 state Highway 20.