Brock Hires

Tonasket, Oroville and Ferry County reporter

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Ferry County fire meetings set today, tomorrow

Stickpin Fire grows to 41,589 acres

A community meeting is planned for 7 tonight at the Barstow Grange, off U.S. Highway 395, to discuss the progress of the Kettle Complex Fires burning in Ferry County.

Red Flag Warning remains in effect

Winds could topple in Okanogan Valley

A Red Flag Warning remains in effect for most of Eastern Washington, including Okanogan County.

Okanogan County Auditor's Office closes for the day

The Okanogan County Auditor's Office will close at 9 a.m.

State assistance mobilized on Barstow blaze

State fire assistance has been mobilized under the state Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in an effort to assist local firefighters working to contain the Renner Lake Fire.

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Evacuation shelter open in Tonasket

Several evacuation shelters have opened around the area in wake of the Okanogan Complex Fires.

911 service restored in Oroville

911 services have been rerouted following several hours of outages in northern Okanogan County.

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