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.

Forest Service closes lands north of Lake Chelan

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.

Grant County warns of fire along Columbia River

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.

Sheriff’s Office confirms 100 homes destroyed; fiber line repair, generators needed

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed 100 homes have been destroyed so far in the Carlton Complex fires.

Methow Valley shelter moves from Twisp to Winthrop

The Red Cross shelter at the Twisp Grange Hall has been closed and relocated to the Winthrop Barn, 51 state Highway 20.

Tribe mops up five fires at Owhi Lake

Colville tribal fire officials have contained and are mopping up five fires that burned 56 acres of brush at Owhi Lake east of town.

Tease photo

Malott area evacuation ordered; 100 or more homes lost county-wide

Level 3 (highest) evacuation notice has been issued for the community as one branch of the Carlton Complex moves northward.

Tease photo

Utility declares emergency; repairs could take weeks

Repairs to fire-damaged Okanogan County Public Utility District lines are expected to take weeks.

Tease photo

Fire Map

A map of the Carlton Complex fires shows four fires have joined to become two, covering more than 168,000 acres as of mid-day Friday.