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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.

Donations sought for Wellpinit fire victims

NESPELEM – Donations are being collected by the Colville Confederated Tribes to help those living in the Wellpinit area of the Spokane Indian Reservation affected by the Cayuse Mountain Fire.

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Pickens North wildfire reaches 600 acres

HAVILLAH - The Pickens North fire has burned an estimated 600 acres, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

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Crews work to line Pickens North fire

HAVILLAH - The Pickens North fire has burned an estimated 600 acres, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

Meteorologists issue red flag warning

Officials from the Spokane office of the National Weather Service have issued a red flag warning calling for low humidities, high winds and the potential for rapid spread of wildfires.

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Fire crews called to multiple fires following lightning storm

TONASKET — Fire crews responded to multiple smoke reports following a lightning storm that blanketed northern Okanogan County Saturday night.