• Precipitation Provides Leeway For Fire Crews Controlling Chiwaukum and Mills Canyon Complex Fires
    Little growth was seen on all four fires encompassed by the Mills Canyon and Chiwaukum complexes Wednesday. As a result, Fire Information Officer Sara Sarrlos says evacuation notifications could be reduced very soon. Though, Sarrlos says anticipated temperatures in the 90-degree range could rekindle a sleeping giant. The largest of the fires, the 22-thousand acre Mills Canyon Fire is now 90-percent contained, there are no evacuations alerts at this time.  Sarrlos says help from the national guard is also giving crews the upper hand on the Chiwaukum Creek Fire. The Chiwaukum Creek fire is 12-thousand acres with growth northward keeping Hwy 2 closed between Leavenworth and Coles Corner.  Officials say the 125-acre Kelly Mountain and 1000-acre Duncan Fire were relatively dormant as well.  Reported containment levels on all fires remained unchanged Wednesday. Highs in the mid-70's are anticipated for Thursday.         
  • Carlton Crews Reach 52 % Containment
    Adverse weather in Okanogan County didn't deter crews from doing their job on the Carlton Complex fire Wednesday.  Fire Information Officer Mick Mueller...
  • One Person Killed In Helicopter Crash In Wenatchee Heights Area
    One man is dead following the crash of a helicopter that was involved in agricultural work in Wenatchee.  Allen Kenitzer of the Federal Aviation Administration in Renton says the crash occurred on Wednesday for unknown reasons...
  • Wildfires in Central Washington Devastates Mule Deer Habitat
    A State official says the toll on wildlife from Central Washington wildfires could be devastating.   Matt Monda with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife says much of the 250-thousand acres razed by the Carlton Complex Fire is critical mule deer habitat ...
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