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.
Ferry County Sheriff’s office is managing a list of individuals who are interested in housing fire victims and/or their pets.
The Chronicle is collecting non-perishable food items and drinking water to in an effort to assist south county residents in this time of crisis.
Several businesses and locations offer a safe place for fire victims to house their pets in a time of crisis.
Four wildfires known as the Carlton Complex have charred more than 168,000 acres of trees, brush and grass, and destroyed more than 35 homes.
U.S. Highway 97 has reopened south of Malott to alternating, one-way local traffic.
Electricity has been restored from Malott northward, but areas between Brewster and Malott remain without power because of wildfire.
The American Red Cross said 122 people spent Thursday night at three shelters set up in response to the Carlton Complex fires.
The Okanogan County commissioners have declared a state of emergency because of the Carlton Complex Fires.
Red Cross shelters have been set up in Omak and Chelan for people who have evacuated Brewster and Pateros because of wildfire.
A fire that started along French Creek several miles up the Methow Valley has burned southward into town, where several buildings burned Thursday evening.
A community meeting about the fire situation is set for 7 tonight, Thursday, at the Methow Valley Community Center, 201 Methow Valley Highway.
State Highway 153 has been closed again, this time between mileposts 6 and 21, and Level 3 evacuation notices have been issued for the area between Carlton and Pateros because of wildfire.
Fires are blazing throughout Okanogan and Chelan County and where there’s fire, there’s smoke.
A second Red Cross shelter is being set up at Pateros School, 344 W. Beach St., for people displaced by wildfires burning in the Methow Valley.