Wildfire

Three Wind-Fueled Wildland Fires Burning In Okanogan County

Several wildland fires burning in Okanogan County. One fire is burning northeast of Riverside, DNR crew are en route. Another fire is burning  NE of SR 97, 3 miles north of Pateros and a third wildland fire burning south of Oroville on SR 97 at milepost 329. Okanogan County Emergency Management says crews are heading…

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At 80 Percent Containment, Repair Work Underway On Cougar Creek Fire

Fire season getting longer, fires burning hotter, scorching larger swaths of land across North Central Washington. It’s hard to go one fire season now without a fire more than 50,000 acres. That’s the case with this summer’s Cougar Creek Fire. But as Marcus Bellissimo reports, what started the fire is also expected to extinguish it…

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All Cougar Creek Fire Evacuations Lifted, Now What For Homeowners?

Dangers from wildfires don’t end once they’re out. Risks to properties and infrastructure include mud and debris flows, flooding, falling trees and more. Annie Schmidt with Chelan County Fire District #3 in Leavenworth wants all homeowners and residents in the county, whether near a burn scar or not, to be prepared for post-fire dangers. Schmidt…

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Cougar Creek Fire Now 65% Contained, International Crews Going Home

A fire threatened homes over the Labor Day weekend above East Wenatchee, burning about 2,600 acres of grass and brush. Level 2 evacuation notices (“get ready to leave”) went out to about 40 homes on Nickel Lane, Olympic Drive and 10th St. on Saturday. Those were lifted Sunday and the fire is now 100 percent…

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Most Evacuation Orders Lifted, Minimal Growth On Cougar Creek Fire

The Cougar Creek Fire is now 41,324 acres and 45 percent contained. Evacuation levels changed for both the Entiat and Chiwawa Valleys over the weekend. Mad River Road is no longer under an evacuation level. The end of Entiat River Road was downgraded to a Level 1. The Level 2 evacuation status for all of the…

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