The Devil’s Elbow Complex fire has burned across 8,000 acres near town and prompted evacuations.
More than a dozen natural resource agencies and organizations will be available Wednesday to talk with landowners about post-fire recovery of the landscape.
A major disaster declaration is being sought from President Barack Obama to free up federal assistance to help families, business owners and local governments recover from fires in Central and Eastern Washington.
A community meeting to discuss the Devil’s Elbow Complex fire and management action is set for 7 p.m. tonight, at the Keller Community Center, 11669 Highway 21.
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The Devil’s Elbow Complex fire burning between Republic and Keller has blazed across 900 acres of land and continues to grow.
Firefighters are battling a fire burning north of town and about 1.5 miles south of the Pasayten Wilderness.
CenturyLink has restored voice communications, including 911, local and long-distance calling, to the Methow Valley.
Telephone land lines and 911 service is not working from the Carlton area northward.
The body of a local man was recovered from the Okanogan River on Friday evening.
The body of a Surrey, B.C., man was recovered Sunday night from Lake Osoyoos, near Veranda Beach.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning, until 11:30 p.m., for south-central Okanogan County, specifically the areas affected by wildfires in Carlton and the lower Methow Valley.
Storm cell brings lighting and winds; new fire starts reported from Carlton to Winthrop
The state has mobilized fire resources in support of local firefighters battling the Rising Eagle Road Fire.
Crews from fire departments all over the Okanogan Valley were called shortly before 4 p.m. to send “any available units” to the upper Methow Valley for two wildfires.