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OMAK - Although the smoke has cleared and embers have cooled, the rebuilding process continues within the boundaries of the Cold Springs Fire.

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OMAK - The Cold Springs Fire Relief Group, organized under the Omak-Okanogan Long-Term Recovery Organization, is focusing on needs for farmers and ranchers within the boundaries of the Cold Springs Fire — from Omak to Bridgeport and in between.

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OKANOGAN – The Cold Springs Fire, which began Sept. 6 southeast of Omak near Omak Lake, destroyed 78 homes and 60 other buildings, killed livestock, pets and wildlife, and left much of the southwest portion of the Colville Indian Reservation as a charred landscape.

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WENATCHEE – The state Department of Transportation has assessed infrastructure damage on state highways from the Cold Springs and Pearl Hill fires.

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OKANOGAN – Volunteers from the Okanogan County Fairgrounds are hosting veterinarians from World Vets Okanogan Area Disaster Relief during the Cold Springs Fire.

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OMAK – Businesses that suffered losses from wildfires in Okanogan County this year can contact the Economic Alliance about grants and other small business support.

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OLYMPIA - The state Department of Social and Health Services has expanded its disaster cash assistance program to serve people affected by the wildfires.

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OKANOGAN – Although some areas within the Cold Springs Fire area remain smoldering, the Okanogan County Public Utility District has restored electricity to customers whose service can be restored.