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Crews respond to wildfire near Loomis

Fire crews from the state Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Forest Service and the Loomis Fire Department are on the scene of a wildfire burning near town.

Fire danger increases in Eastern Washington

The state Department of Natural Resources announced yesterday that the risk for fire danger has increased in several counties including Okanogan.

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Powerline spark fire near Chelan

Strong, gusty winds Monday night knocked powerlines together and sparked a small brush fire at the intersection of Apple Acres Road and Highway 97A near town.

Fire-related bill signed into law by the governor

A bill aimed at helping local authorities with wildfire education, prevention and response has been signed by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Under-burning planned east of Tonasket

TONASKET – The Tonasket Ranger District plans an under-burn of up to 1,800 acres north of Aeneas Valley today, May 10.

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Crews respond to fire east of Tonasket

Fire crews from several agencies responded yesterday for a wildland fire in the Frosty Creek area east of Tonasket.

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Inmate set jail bed on fire

No one was injured in a March 30 fire that damaged bedding at the Okanogan County Jail.

Fish and Wildlife plans controlled burns

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to conduct controlled burns this spring on parts of three wildlife areas to reduce wildfire risks and enhance wildlife habitat.

Forest Service, DNR to work under ‘Good Neighbor Authority’

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will be among the first to benefit from a new, cooperate agreement between the U.S. Forest Service and the state Department of Natural Resources.

Firefighters exempt from freeze

The acting deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday, Feb. 3, exempted several positions, including firefighting and law enforcement posts, from the presidential-imposed federal hiring freeze.

Permits needed for fireworks discharge

Lunar New Year is Saturday

State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy is reminding resident that fireworks are not legal for sale or discharge during the Lunar New Year without first obtaining a permit.

Burn ban issued for Okanogan, Stevens counties

A Stage 1 burn ban is under way in Okanogan County until at least noon, Monday, Jan. 9.

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North Country Pub burns early Nov. 29

Fire departments work fire for several hours

House fire claims life of Oroville woman

The investigation continues into the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a local woman.

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Couple returns to home after minor fire

An early morning oil furnace mishap yesterday left an Elm Street home with only smoke damage.

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