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Douglas County Commissioners Already Engaged in Obtaining Aid for Wildfire Victims

Photo courtesy Douglas County Fire District No. 5

Douglas County Commissioner Mark Straub talks with KOHO Morning Show host Chris Hansen about the rapid response to assist residents in the county who have suffered losses due to the Pearl Hill Fire. Straub is joined by Chelan County Commissioner Kevin Overbay, who discusses a number of current issues within his jurisdiction.…

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NCW Wildfire Update – Tuesday, Aug. 6

Here’s the latest with fires in our region:

Two small fires are burning in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness west of Leavenworth and another is northwest of Leavenworth in the Chiwawa drainage of the Glacier Peak Wilderness.

All three have remained small over the last two weeks, started by lightning in the late-July thunder cell that dropped hundreds of strikes in North Central Washington.…

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Desert Canyon Fire Contained, Forest Service Heads To Stehekin

The Desert Canyon Fire near Orondo in Douglas County is fully contained and teams demobilized over the weekend. Fire crews said yesterday they reached full containment, keeping the fire to just under 1,500 acres.

No structures were damaged and no one was injured. Evacuation notices to homes in Browns Canyon Road were lifted Thursday night.…

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Desert Canyon Fire Update, Other Small Starts On National Forest

The lightning-caused Desert Canyon Fire in Douglas County, burning near Daroga State Park, is now estimated at 1,000 acres, moving northeast upriver from Orondo towards Brown’s Canyon.

There are two residences under Level 3 Evacuation notices and Level 1 evacuation notices are in place for the Auvil area, with Douglas County Deputies making notifications.…

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