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Campfire restrictions eased

State, federal agencies allow small campfires in some campgrounds with developed fire rings

Tumwater Campground closed for the season

Potential flooding prompts officials to close campground until 2015

Cascades River Road repairs delayed

North Cascades National Park officials say the work will be rescheduled for 2015

Agencies to talk landscape recovery

More than a dozen natural resource agencies and organizations will be available Wednesday to talk with landowners about post-fire recovery of the landscape.

'Abundant' lightning expected today

National Weather Service issues red flag warning for Okanogan, Methow valleys and surrounding areas

Fire weather watch issued for Coulee area

Meteorologists say lightning and wind could lead to new wildfires in the Grand Coulee and Mansfield areas, as well as the Waterville Plateau

Flash flood watch issued for area

Methow Valley has the highest potential for flash flooding and debris flows, National Weather Service says

Thunderstorms, flash flooding could occur today

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather out

Fires join to become largest in state history

National Interagency Coordination Center estimates wildfire complex at 300,000 acres

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Entiat-area fire continues to grow

U.S. Highway 97A opens, closes again as fire nears

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Fire prompts closure of U.S. 97A

Emergency officials said traffic is being detoured onto U.S. Highway 97, across the Columbia River from the fire area

Rock Hill blaze under control

Crews mop up fire after three days of containment efforts

Fire reported near Bridgeport

Sheriff says blaze has grown to more than 200 acres in last three hours

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More evacuations issued for Entiat fire

Mills Canyon Fire grows to more than 5,000 acres in less than 24 hours.

Fire near Entiat prompts evacuations

Residents are being evacuated and firefighters from local, state and federal agencies are battling a 500-acre fire about four miles west of town.

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