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North Cascades could reopen Sunday

The North Cascades Highway, closed for a week and a half because of fire, could open as soon as Sunday.

Ferry County prepares for storm

As winds are expected to rip through Ferry County this weekend, Sheriff Raymond Maycumber reminds residents to be prepared to leave at a moment's notice.

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Causes of death: Smoke, burns

Andrew Zajac of Winthrop, Tom Zbyszewski of Walla Walla and Richard Wheeler of South Haven, Mich., died from smoke inhalation and burns to their bodies, coroner says.

Electricity may be restored tomorrow to Omak flats

Electricity should be restored by late Friday to areas of the Omak flats and Riverside Cutoff, Greenacres and Johnson Creek roads.

High winds to fan Ferry County fires

Intense fire behavior is expected today throughout Ferry County as officials from the National Weather Service are predicting high winds with gusts upward to 25 mph.

North Star Fire continues burning northward

The North Star Fire, burning mostly on the Colville Indian Reservation, has blackened 170,000 acres of forest, brush and grass.

Leads sought on homemade bomb in Grant County

A homemade explosive device found along a road Wednesday evening was neutralized by the Richland Police Bomb Squad and Grant County SheriffĂ­s Office.

Donation center open to all fire victims

The North Star Fire donation center at the former Okanogan Bingo Casino building, 41 Appleway, is open to all fire victims, the Colville Confederated Tribes Emergency Operations Center said.

Fire relief center set up in downtown Okanogan

A fire relief center has been set up at the old Food Depot building, 300 S. Second Ave.

North Star Fire continues, more evacuation notices issued

The North Star Fire continues to burn along a broad swath extending from Ferry County to just east of Omak-Okanogan.

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Okanogan Complex now 17 percent contained

Fire officials said the fire has charred 261,650 acres is 17 percent contained. It is the largest in state history.

Cascade Pass Trail closed due to fire

Glory Fire prompts closure of segment of Cascade Pass Trail

Kettle Complex fire meeting planned tonight

A community meeting is planned to discuss the progress, of the Kettle Complex fires, tonight at the Orient Elementary School.

Lynden man killed in North Cascades crash

A Lynden man was killed Tuesday afternoon when his car went off state Highway 20 and over an embankment about a mile west of the Whistler area and 20 miles west of town.

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.


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