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Winds prompt cancellation of burn out

Officials may try another burn out when conditions are more favorable for containment

Road C fire contained without evacuations

A brush fire that ignited Monday near the intersection of Jameson Late Road and Road 11 Northeast was contained before it could threaten town.

Fire evacuations ordered for Mansfield

Residents of rural Douglas County town were directed to leave due to wildfire threat

Omak man killed while crossing I-90

Dennis M. Stensgar was pronounced dead after he was struck by a Dodge Ram pick-up driven by William G. Van Gordon of Port Angeles

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Power still out for 1,423 customers

Okanogan County Public Utility District restored power to 2,179 homes and businesses Friday

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.

Fallen trees close road temporarily

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

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Pateros, Twisp may have power restored by weekend

Approximately 7,000 homes and businesses are without power in Okanogan County today

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.

Thunderstorms, flash flooding could occur today

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather out

Community meeting set for Malott

Fire management team to meet with community residents on related issues at 7 p.m. today

Fairgrounds housing rescued animals

Volunteers on hand to feed and help care for livestock, pets

Red Cross announces hot meal locations

Food will be served in Pateros, Brewster, Twisp and Winthrop.

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.

Contact PUD before connecting generators

Improper installation of generators can backfeed electrical system and injure utility district workers

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