Gov. Jay Inslee and several federal dignitaries will be in town today to talk about fires burning in North-Central Washington.
Wildfire fanned by gusty winds raced across the flat north of Omak, burning homes, outbuildings and more.
The American Red Cross has set up shelters in a number of locations in Eastern Washington in response to multiple wildfires.
Several evacuation shelters have opened around the area in wake of the Okanogan Complex Fires.
Three firefighters who died Wednesday afternoon near Twisp were U.S. Forest Service workers from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
The city and surrounding area has been put on a Level 1 evacuation alert because of fire movement.
Three firefighters died this afternoon while fighting fire near Twisp.
A pre-evacuation warning has been issued for the town because of a fire burning on Twisp River Road to the west.
An immediate evacuation order has been issued for Twisp River Road from Elbow Coulee westward.
Okanogan County Emergency Management has issued an evacuation notice for the area from Tunk Creek Road at Keystone Road north to state Highway 20.
Several areas near town are under evacuation notices, with some at Level 3 (highest) because of the North Star Fire.
Crews from the Okanogan County Public Utility District are focusing on preserving electric and broadband services by aggressively fighting fire where it threatens utility facilities.
While winds were whipping the Okanogan Complex Fire into a frenzy yesterday, calmer conditions gave firefighters a chance to build lines around blazes to the south.
911 services have been rerouted following several hours of outages in northern Okanogan County.
An immediate evacuation notice has been issued for the town and surrounding area because of advancing fire.