Fire burns on West Fork of Cougar Creek
Residents of rural Douglas County town were directed to leave due to wildfire threat
Meetings planned for update on the Carlton Complex wildfires
Jaime D. Hampshire recaptured after jail escape
The state Washington Department of Ecology has suspended temporarily the permit requirements for use of large-scale generators in areas hit by wildfires in Eastern Washington.
The Economic Alliance is doing a brief business impact survey for the Okanogan County commissioners to get a snapshot of the economic impact from the Carlton Complex fires.
Okanogan Conservation District is mobilizing to help landowners whose natural resources and agricultural infrastructure has been damaged by the Carlton Complex wildfires.
CenturyLink crews have repaired the damaged fiber optics line severed by a fallen tree near Fish Trap and has restored Internet services to its customers in Eastern Washington.
The community is at Level 1 (lowest) evacuation status.
Gov. Jay Inslee has extended the burn ban he ordered last week to include a ban on most outdoor and agricultural burning for Eastern Washington.
The Colville Confederated Tribes’ fire relief efforts at the Omak Community Center, 601 Benton St., are continuing, but a call put out for a variety of donations.
The number of homes destroyed in the Carlton Complex fires has been revised to 300.
The Red Cross is opening two client service centers to provide assistance to those who have been affected by the wildfires.
Several roads that were previously closed because of the Carlton Complex fires have been reopened.
The following roads are closed, as of July 24.
The state 4-H community is being asked to help members’ families impacted by the Carlton Complex fires.
People impacted by the Carlton Complex fires can get a variety of relief supplies through Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort Inc., based in Nashville, Tenn.
People in, adjacent to and downstream from areas burned in the Carlton Complex fires are urged to take immediate action to protect themselves from erosion and flooding.
A dozen U.S. senators, including Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both D-Wash., have sent a letter to Senate leaders calling for swift passage of President Obama’s emergency supplemental funding request, which would allocate $615 million to fight wildfires.
U.S. Bank has set up a mobile banking branch at its regular branch, 409 S. Whitcomb Ave. It is open during regular banking hours.
The Ellisforde Bridge Road is closed temporarily because of fallen trees.
President Obama has declared an emergency in Washington state, freeing up additional federal resources to help with the wildfires.
A new Red Cross shelter opened Tuesday night at Brewster High School, 503 S. Seventh Ave.
A Bellingham man was injured last Saturday, July 12, when his motorcycle hit a deer on state Highway 20 just south of town.
Level 3 evacuation notices were issued this afternoon for several areas west of town along state Highway 20 because of Carlton Complex fire activity.
The Carlton Complex fires have joined into one blaze which, at nearly 300,000 acres and growing, is now the largest wildfire in recorded Washington state history.
Gov. Jay Inslee led a contingent of state officials to Okanogan County on Sunday to talk about the Carlton Complex fires.
National Interagency Coordination Center estimates wildfire complex at 300,000 acres
Governor to visit with residents at Paschal Sherman, tour Malott and discuss wildfire disaster with emergency officials
Watermelon Hill Fire mobilization approved by State Patrol Chief John Batiste
Okanogan County Assessor's Office offers help for taxpayers
Supplies offered to help residents returning home after fire rips through Pateros
Brewster-area orchards survive wildfire with minimal damage.
The Okanogan County Public Utility District is asking people to contact its office before hooking up generators to their homes.
CenturyLink has technicians working around the clock to re-establish communications through alternate routes in the Methow.
The community is banding together to help itself by collecting food, water, clothing and other items.
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.
Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed 100 homes have been destroyed so far in the Carlton Complex fires.
The Red Cross shelter at the Twisp Grange Hall has been closed and relocated to the Winthrop Barn, 51 state Highway 20.
Colville tribal fire officials have contained and are mopping up five fires that burned 56 acres of brush at Owhi Lake east of town.
Level 3 (highest) evacuation notice has been issued for the community as one branch of the Carlton Complex moves northward.
Repairs to fire-damaged Okanogan County Public Utility District lines are expected to take weeks.
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.
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.