Evacuations ordered for San Poil Valley near Keller

— Colville Tribal Police have issued a Level 3 (highest) evacuation notice residents of the San Poil Valley because of the Devil’s Elbow Complex fire.

The order is for Bridge Creek Road to Thirty Mile Road. About 20-25 homes and structures are threatened.

State Highway 21 is also closed 20 miles south of Republic from milepost 128 to milepost 140.

Mid-Okanogan Valley fire departments were notified shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday that they might be needed for structure protection.

The Devil's Elbow Complex fires were reported Aug. 3 north of Keller.

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