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Updated: Some campfire restrictions, burn bans eased

Several land management agencies have eased campfire and burning restrictions on public lands.

Evacuation level downgraded for Diamon Creek Fire

Okanogan County Emergency Management has downgraded the Diamond Creek Fire evacuation alert level for the Lost River, Mazama and Rendezvous areas.

Diamond Creek Fire grows some over weekend

The Diamond Creek Fire, which has blackened 129,000 acres in the United States and Canada, grew some over the weekend as mild weather moved into the region.

Diamond fire continues burning; north winds don't materialize

The Diamond Creek Fire continues to burn north of town, but strong north winds forecast for Thursday, Sept. 14, did not materialize.

Harts Pass Road closed; Diamond Creek Fire continues to burn

Harts Pass Road has been closed because of the Diamond Creek Fire.

Diamond Creek Fire makes a southerly run

The Diamond Creek Fire is making a run southward, prompting a Level 2 evacuation warning for the Mazama area on Wednesday morning, Sept. 13.

Fire crews stop Monse blaze

Crews from fire district Nos. 15 and 3 stopped a wildfire last night, Sept. 12, in the Monse River Road area.

Level 2 evacuation warning issued for Mazama area

A Level 2 evacuation warning has been issued for the Mazama, Lost River and Rendezvous areas because of the southerly advance of the Diamond Creek Fire.

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Blue Grouse Road fire grows to 40 acres

Fire crews are continuing to battle the Blue Grouse Road fire reported earlier this morning in the Nine Mile area.

Update No. 4: Schools cancel games because of smoke

Some high schools are canceling their games this weekend because of unhealthy levels of smoke caused by wildfires throughout the Northwest.

Fire meeting draws 377 in Winthrop

Fire officials counted 377 people at a Sept. 6 informational meeting about the Diamond Creek Fire.

Diamond Creek Fire tops 105,000 acres; community meeting is tonight

The Diamond Creek Fire, which has burned across more than 105,000 acres, remains hung up in rocky terrain at Butte Pass at the head of Monument Creek.

DNR expands burn ban statewide

The state Department of Natural Resources has expanded its burn ban statewide.

Level I evacuation alerts issued for areas near Mazama

Level I evacuation notices have been issued for Lost River, Mazama and Rendezvous residents because of the Diamond Creek Fire.

Tribe gets grant for reforestation

The Colville Confederated Tribes are getting nearly $3.9 million from the federal government for reforestation efforts in the wake of the 2015 fire season.