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Donations sought to help 4-H families with fire losses

The state 4-H community is being asked to help members’ families impacted by the Carlton Complex fires.

Churches of Christ offer relief supplies

People impacted by the Carlton Complex fires can get a variety of relief supplies through Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort Inc., based in Nashville, Tenn.

Fire area residents urged to take flood, erosion precautions

People in, adjacent to and downstream from areas burned in the Carlton Complex fires are urged to take immediate action to protect themselves from erosion and flooding.

Fire information meetings planned in Okanogan, Conconully

A fire information meeting is planned at 7 tonight, Thursday, at Okanogan High School, 255 S. Fifth Ave. Another meeting will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Conconully Community Hall, 219 Main St.

Murray, Cantwell call for additional firefighting money

A dozen U.S. senators, including Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both D-Wash., have sent a letter to Senate leaders calling for swift passage of President Obama’s emergency supplemental funding request, which would allocate $615 million to fight wildfires.

Pastime offers donates to Okanogan County Community Action

The Pastime Bar and Grill is donating 5 percent of its food sales to Okanogan County Community Action’s fire victim assistance fund.

U.S. Bank sets up mobile branch in Tonasket

U.S. Bank has set up a mobile banking branch at its regular branch, 409 S. Whitcomb Ave. It is open during regular banking hours.

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Pateros, Twisp may have power restored by weekend

Approximately 7,000 homes and businesses are without power in Okanogan County today

Presidential declaration frees up more federal help with fires

President Obama has declared an emergency in Washington state, freeing up additional federal resources to help with the wildfires.

Red Cross opens shelter in Brewster

A new Red Cross shelter opened Tuesday night at Brewster High School, 503 S. Seventh Ave.

Fairgrounds housing rescued animals

Volunteers on hand to feed and help care for livestock, pets

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Fire crews keep eye on ‘sandcut' burn area

Crews from District 8, Mount Tolman and private firefighters knocked down flames Friday south of Malott after fire jumped the Okanogan River.

Evacuation warnings issued for area west of Okanogan

Level 3 evacuation notices were issued this afternoon for several areas west of town along state Highway 20 because of Carlton Complex fire activity.

Retired trooper dies while fighting fire

A retired state trooper died Saturday when he suffered an apparent heart attack while fighting fire at his home.

Fires join to become largest in state history

The Carlton Complex fires have joined into one blaze which, at nearly 300,000 acres and growing, is now the largest wildfire in recorded Washington state history.

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