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Winds push fire towards Okanogan

State Highway 20 closed at upper North B&O Road

DNR seeks volunteers to help with fire fight

The state Department of Natural Resources is setting up coordination centers so qualified residents can join the fire fight in Okanogan County.

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Fire crews brace for next wave of fire

National-level Type 1 team arrives to take over management of fires burning across Okanogan County

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Forest Service identifies injured, dead firemen

Tom Zbyszewski, Andrew Zajac and Richard Wheeler perished in the Okanogan Complex Fires yesterday afternoon near Twisp.

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Deceased firefighters were from Okanogan-Wenatchee forest

Three firefighters who died Wednesday afternoon near Twisp were U.S. Forest Service workers from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Republic put on Level 1 fire alert

The city and surrounding area has been put on a Level 1 evacuation alert because of fire movement.

Three firefighters killed in Twisp blaze

Three firefighters died this afternoon while fighting fire near Twisp.

Three dead fighting fire near Twisp

Others firefighters reported burned

Evacuations issued for Twisp, Winthrop

A pre-evacuation warning has been issued for the town because of a fire burning on Twisp River Road to the west.

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Evacuation order issued for Twisp River Road

An immediate evacuation order has been issued for Twisp River Road from Elbow Coulee westward.

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Evacuation notice issued for area north of Tunk Creek

Okanogan County Emergency Management has issued an evacuation notice for the area from Tunk Creek Road at Keystone Road north to state Highway 20.

Nespelem area evacuation levels outlined

Several areas near town are under evacuation notices, with some at Level 3 (highest) because of the North Star Fire.

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PUD works to restore electricity, broadband

Crews from the Okanogan County Public Utility District are focusing on preserving electric and broadband services by aggressively fighting fire where it threatens utility facilities.

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Crews gain ground on Chelan Complex

While winds were whipping the Okanogan Complex Fire into a frenzy yesterday, calmer conditions gave firefighters a chance to build lines around blazes to the south.

911 service restored in Oroville

911 services have been rerouted following several hours of outages in northern Okanogan County.