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Fairgrounds housing rescued animals

Volunteers on hand to feed and help care for livestock, pets

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Fire crews keep eye on ‘sandcut' burn area

Crews from District 8, Mount Tolman and private firefighters knocked down flames Friday south of Malott after fire jumped the Okanogan River.

Evacuation warnings issued for area west of Okanogan

Level 3 evacuation notices were issued this afternoon for several areas west of town along state Highway 20 because of Carlton Complex fire activity.

Retired trooper dies while fighting fire

A retired state trooper died Saturday when he suffered an apparent heart attack while fighting fire at his home.

Fires join to become largest in state history

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.

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Governor meets with county officials

Gov. Jay Inslee led a contingent of state officials to Okanogan County on Sunday to talk about the Carlton Complex fires.

Contact PUD before connecting generators

Improper installation of generators can backfeed electrical system and injure utility district workers

Fires join to become largest in state history

National Interagency Coordination Center estimates wildfire complex at 300,000 acres

Road closures announced

Roads closed in fire activity areas.

Community meetings planned for wildfire victims

Sessions planned for 7 p.m. tonight in Omak and Brewster; 6 p.m. tomorrow in Pateros

DSHS plans mobile office for low-income wildfire victims

Mobile Community Service Office is expected to be deployed in fire-damaged areas starting Tuesday

Fire danger levels drop

Only Alta Lake and Antoine Creek remain at fire evacuation Level 3

Contact PUD before hooking up generators to homes

The Okanogan County Public Utility District is asking people to contact its office before hooking up generators to their homes.

CenturyLink working to re-establish phone services

CenturyLink has technicians working around the clock to re-establish communications through alternate routes in the Methow.

Pateros community helps its own; barbecue is under way

The community is banding together to help itself by collecting food, water, clothing and other items.

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