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Okanogan County

Okanogan Co. families prepare to fight DNR over Calrton Complex

Okanogan Co. families prepare to fight DNR over Calrton ComplexKREM 2 News took those claims directly to the top and asked the state's Commissioner of Public Lands, what went wrong.
  • Okanogan County
  • 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Okanogan County

Brewster attorney: State could have stopped Carlton Complex

Brewster attorney: State could have stopped Carlton ComplexBrewster Attorney Alex Thomason said the strength of the case is in the numbers and in the stories themselves. He said hundreds of people all shared the same experience. They said this fire started out small and was allowed to get bigger until it was so big that it got...
  • Okanogan County
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Northwest

Carlton Complex victims: State didn't do enough to fight fire

Carlton Complex victims: State didn't do enough to fight fireThe victims said they suffered nearly 20 million dollars in damage because the state did not adequately fight the wildfire.
  • Northwest
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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Fire danger still considered high in the Inland Northwest

Fire danger still considered high in the Inland Northwest Fire experts said fuels in the Inland Northwest are still very dry, despite the cool temperatures. This area also has not experienced a large amount of rain to reduce the threat.
  • News
  • 5 months, 1 week ago
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Small brush fire burns 12 acres near Hangman Creek

Small brush fire burns 12 acres near Hangman CreekAuthorities said two homes were threatened along with a few barns and livestock. The flames burned right up to a pen holding 10 horses.
  • News
  • 5 months, 1 week ago
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Firefighters battle 25 acre wildfire near Sandpoint

Firefighters battle 25 acre wildfire near SandpointFirefighters said the smoke from the fire was visible in the Sandpoint area and had drifted within several miles of Bonners Ferry.
  • News
  • 5 months, 1 week ago
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Small brush fire destroys barn near Deer Park

Small brush fire destroys barn near Deer ParkRepresentatives from Fire District Four said 15 firefighters responded to the blaze.
  • News
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Wildfire burning near Quincy 100% contained

Wildfire burning near Quincy 100% containedOfficials said crews have been demobilized and the fire has been truned back to Grant County Fire District 3. Firefighters have completed fire line construction and mop up.
  • News
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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20 acre brush fire near Eloika Lake destroys RV and other structures

20 acre brush fire near Eloika Lake destroys RV and other structuresKREM 2 News is heading to the scene in North Spokane County.
  • News
  • 6 months, 1 week ago
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Thousands of radio calls flood call centers during Carlton Complex Fire

Thousands of radio calls flood call centers during Carlton Complex FireThe number of calls the Okanogan County Dispatch Team got in July was almost double what they normally see in a typical month.
  • News
  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

Cub recovering from wildfire injuries has an 'attitude'

Cub recovering from wildfire injuries has an 'attitude'Cinder, the 18-month-old bear cub rescued from the Carlton Complex Fire near Wenatchee, is improving, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care says.
  • Local
  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

Tax refunds for wildfire-damaged homes in Okanogan

Tax refunds for wildfire-damaged homes in Okanogan Okanogan County Treasurer Leah McCormack says the county has sent out over $10,000 in tax refunds for lost structures and reduced property values because of the wildfires. It is unclear how much more money the county will be refunding.
  • Local
  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Nez Perce County

Wildfire forces Level 3 Evacuations near Syringa

Wildfire forces Level 3 Evacuations near SyringaThe sheriff issued a Level 3 Evacuation order for the Selway River Corrider, meaning there is an immediate threat to life and/or property and that people should leave the area immediately.
  • Nez Perce County
  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Northwest

2 firefighters injured at South Cle Elum Ridge fire

2 firefighters injured at South Cle Elum Ridge fireA spokeswoman for a wildfire burning in central Washington says two firefighters from the Arizona-based Navajo Hotshots crew were injured when a large log rolled down a steep slope and hit them Wednesday.
  • Northwest
  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Devil’s Elbow wildfire expands to 20,000 acres near Keller

Devil’s Elbow wildfire expands to 20,000 acres near Keller Crews from the Department of Natural Resources said on Monday that about 150 homes and 90 other buildings are threatened.
  • News
  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Obama signs disaster declaration for Washington

Obama signs disaster declaration for Washington It orders federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires from July 9 to August 5.
  • News
  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Crews contain wildfire near Spirit Lake

Crews contain wildfire near Spirit Lake The fire threatened ten homes at its peak.
  • News
  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Wildfire on Colville Reservation grows to19,698 acres

Wildfire on Colville Reservation grows to19,698 acresCrews from the Department of Natural Resources said on Monday that about 150 homes and 90 other buildings are threatened.
  • News
  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Fire crews gaining control of Lewiston area fire

Fire crews gaining control of Lewiston area fireOfficials are also asking boaters, rafters and other recreationists to stay away.
  • News
  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Enterprise wildfire partially closes Lake Roosevelt to boaters

Enterprise wildfire partially closes Lake Roosevelt to boatersThe Enterprise boat-in campground was also closed along with a shoreline camping ban.
  • News
  • 7 months ago
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Lake Roosevelt fire prompts Camp Na-Bor-Lee to evacuate

Lake Roosevelt fire prompts Camp Na-Bor-Lee to evacuateSix families were also asked to evacuate the area. Leaders at the camp said only three of the families decided to leave.
  • News
  • 7 months ago
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Ellensburg wildfire burns a dozen homes

Ellensburg wildfire burns a dozen homesFirefighters worked overnight into Monday morning trying to contain a spreading wildfire that has burned about a dozen residences and threatens 180 more about 10 miles north of Ellensburg.
  • News
  • 7 months ago
Northwest

Damaging wildfire threatens homes near Ellensburg

Damaging wildfire threatens homes near EllensburgSixteen structures have been confirmed lost, including the six residences or cabins, the Kittitas County sheriff's office said. The sheriff's office has issued its most serious evacuation notice for about 80 homes.
  • Northwest
  • 7 months ago
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Wildfire evacuations ordered near Grangeville

Wildfire evacuations ordered near GrangevilleThe Idaho County Sheriff's Office late Monday issued the evacuation for an unknown number of homes threatened by the 2-square-mile Highrange Fire burning 20 miles southwest of Grangeville.
  • News
  • 7 months ago
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