Two new fires have sprung up near the Redford Canyon Fire’s boundaries.
Management of the Canyon Creek Fire was transferred July 19 to a Type 4 Incident Management Team.
Fire crews have been successful in holding the Redford Canyon Fire to 681 acres, protecting cultural and natural resources on the Colville Confederated Tribes’ Hellgate Game Reserve eight miles southeast of town.
A second man has been arrested in connection with the drowning death of Joseph Shawl, 46, Omak.
Three vehicles were damaged shortly after 8 a.m. July 19 when a southbound vehicle apparently ran through a stop sign at Ash Street and Central Avenue, hit another vehicle and then flipped over onto a third.
The 681-acre Redford Canyon Fire, burning eight miles southeast of Keller on the Colville Confederated Tribes’ Hellgate Game Reserve, grew very little on Tuesday, July 18.
The Canyon Creek Fire, burning about a mile from town, was 100 percent contained Tuesday night, July 18.
The Canyon Creek Fire, burning a mile northeast of Carlton, has reached about 1,200 acres and was about 75 percent contained as of mid-morning Tuesday, July 18.
The 500-acre Redford Canyon fire, burning eight miles southeast of town on the Colville Confederated Tribes’ Hellgate Game Reserve, experienced moderate fire activity on Monday, July 17.
Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club is supporting the Okanogan High School Envirothon team’s travel expenses to Maryland and Washington, D.C., to compete in the National Envirothon Competition this week.