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SECOND UPDATE (Sept. 2): The injured firefighter has been identified as Okanogan Fire Department Assistant Chief Christian Johnson. He is in a medically induced coma with second- and third-degree burns over 50 to 60 percent of his body.

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KELLER – The Williams Flats Fire, southeast of town, had burned across 44,515 acres of land as of Monday morning, Aug. 19.

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OKANOGAN – Thunderstorms that passed through Okanogan and Ferry counties last weekend touched off several fires, but as of mid-afternoon Monday, Aug. 12, none had grown to any great size.

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KELLER – The Williams Flats Fire has raced across 40,000 acres of land in the past week, with the Colville Confederated Tribes instituting more road closures in the area.

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STEHEKIN – The lightning-caused Devore Creek Fire has burned across 425 acres of land about three air miles southwest of town.

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KELLER - The Williams Flats Fire has prompted Level 3 (leave now) evacuation orders in the areas of Little Nine Mile Creek West to Whitestone lookout and south to the Columbia River, according to the Ferry County Sheriff's Office.

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KELLER – The Williams Flats Fire on the Colville Indian Reservation is nearing 17,000 acres in size as of Tuesday morning, Aug. 6.

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KELLER – A fire burning southwest of town in the Hellgate Game Preserve had blackened nearly 2,500 acres of land within its first 11 hours on Friday, Aug. 2.

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OKANOGAN – A Tuesday evening lightning storm brought smoke checks and ignited several small wildfires across eastern Washington.

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ELLISFORDE — Multiple agencies responded to a wildfire shortly after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, south of Oroville.

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ELMER CITY – A wildfire north of town had burned across nearly 3,500 acres of land by mid-day Monday, June 24.

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OSOYOOS, B.C. - The Richter Creek wildfire burning about 7 miles west of town has reached about 250 hectares (about 617 acres) as of Tuesday, May 14.

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MOUNT HULL — A brush fire on Abbie Lane in the Swanson Mill area burned about 50 acres Sunday, May 12.

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Emergency crews responded to an RV fire at the Blue Mountain trailer court on South Second Avenue, early Thursday, Jan. 24.

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Local resident Rick Barthol lost his home and five animals when a fire Saturday morning took down his home while he and fiancé, Laura Sorenson, were out to breakfast.

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Fire investigators located two bodies inside the rubble of a house fire yesterday at 760 Old Highland Orchard Road, according to Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris.

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OLYMPIA – The ban on target shooting was lifted Saturday, Sept. 15, on state Department of Natural Resources-managed lands.

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TWISP – Rain last weekend and forecasts for cooler temperatures and higher humidity recovery are helping firefighters get a handle on three wildfires in the western part of Okanogan County.

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BRIDGEPORT – Two people were unaccounted for as of Monday morning, Sept. 17, after a fire destroyed a home on Old Highland Orchard Road.

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Rain and higher relative humidity over the weekend allowed firefighters to make a direct attack on the Crescent Mountain Fire, which has been burning for a month in the Twisp River drainage.

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OMAK – Nearly 40 acres of grass and sagebrush burned Saturday, Aug. 18, north of town. Several other fires continue to burn in the region.

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OLYMPIA – The state Department of Natural Resources has banned campfires on all lands east of the Cascades protected by the agency.