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Donations sought to help 4-H families with fire losses

The state 4-H community is being asked to help members’ families impacted by the Carlton Complex fires.

Churches of Christ offer relief supplies

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.

Fire area residents urged to take flood, erosion precautions

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.

Murray, Cantwell call for additional firefighting money

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 sets up mobile branch in Tonasket

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.

Fallen trees close road temporarily

The Ellisforde Bridge Road is closed temporarily because of fallen trees.

Presidential declaration frees up more federal help with fires

President Obama has declared an emergency in Washington state, freeing up additional federal resources to help with the wildfires.

Red Cross opens shelter in Brewster

A new Red Cross shelter opened Tuesday night at Brewster High School, 503 S. Seventh Ave.

Motorcyclist hits deer near Winthrop

A Bellingham man was injured last Saturday, July 12, when his motorcycle hit a deer on state Highway 20 just south of town.

Evacuation warnings issued for area west of Okanogan

Level 3 evacuation notices were issued this afternoon for several areas west of town along state Highway 20 because of Carlton Complex fire activity.

Fires join to become largest in state history

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.

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Governor meets with county officials

Gov. Jay Inslee led a contingent of state officials to Okanogan County on Sunday to talk about the Carlton Complex fires.

Fires join to become largest in state history

National Interagency Coordination Center estimates wildfire complex at 300,000 acres

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Gov. Inslee to visit Okanogan Valley fire areas today

Governor to visit with residents at Paschal Sherman, tour Malott and discuss wildfire disaster with emergency officials

State mobilizes resources for Cheney wildfire

Watermelon Hill Fire mobilization approved by State Patrol Chief John Batiste

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Tax relief for fire victims available through county

Okanogan County Assessor's Office offers help for taxpayers

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Red Cross moves into recovery phase

Supplies offered to help residents returning home after fire rips through Pateros

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Gebbers continues with harvest, fruit packing despite fires

Brewster-area orchards survive wildfire with minimal damage.

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.

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.

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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.

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Utility declares emergency; repairs could take weeks

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

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Fires char more than 168,000 acres, burn dozens of home

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.

Some highways reopen; fire continues to burn in Pateros area

U.S. Highway 97 has reopened south of Malott to alternating, one-way local traffic.

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Red Cross hosts 122 overnight at three Okanogan County shelters

The American Red Cross said 122 people spent Thursday night at three shelters set up in response to the Carlton Complex fires.

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Emergency declared by county commissioners

The Okanogan County commissioners have declared a state of emergency because of the Carlton Complex Fires.

Fire evacuation shelters set up in Omak and Chelan

Red Cross shelters have been set up in Omak and Chelan for people who have evacuated Brewster and Pateros because of wildfire.

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Wildfire destroys buildings in Pateros

A fire that started along French Creek several miles up the Methow Valley has burned southward into town, where several buildings burned Thursday evening.

Community fire meeting set for 7 p.m. in Twisp

A community meeting about the fire situation is set for 7 tonight, Thursday, at the Methow Valley Community Center, 201 Methow Valley Highway.

Highway into Methow Valley closed again; evacuations continue

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.

Red Cross sets up second shelter

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.

Okanogan County roads closed by fires

Several Okanogan County roads in the Methow Valley are closed because of wildfires in the area.

Campfire restrictions expanded

Campfire restrictions have been expanded by the state Department of Natural Resources.

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Roads closed, structures destroyed in Methow wildfires

Travel into the Methow Valley has been curtailed as four wildfires are racing across the landscape from Winthrop to an area south of Carlton.

Grant County orders burn ban

Ban will remain in effect until fire conditions improve

Fire danger rating now "high" in Ferry County

Potential for wildlife increases from moderate to high; campfire restrictions ordered

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Swimmer missing, presumed drowned

Man disappears while swimming near Chopaka Lodge; identity has yet to be released

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Entiat-area fire continues to grow

U.S. Highway 97A opens, closes again as fire nears

Highland Fire '100 percent' contained

Fire crews mopping up hot spots of fire that started east of Bridgeport.

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More evacuations issued for Entiat fire

Mills Canyon Fire grows to more than 5,000 acres in less than 24 hours.

Children hospitalized after Tonasket-area crash

Three unrelated crashes result in injuries to Tonasket and Omak residents.

Drugs or alcohol involved in injury crash

The Washington State Patrol said four children and a driver were injured in the crash.

Grand Coulee woman injured in crash

Washington State Patrol investigating crash on state Highway 155

Okanogan to begin spraying for mosquitos tomorrow

Omak plans to apply for permit to spray

Dog wash to raise money for cheerleaders

Alpine Veterinary Clinic hosting dog wash to help cheerleaders raise money

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