Poll shows postponed event better than no fair
The Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee will meet tonight for a showdown over whether to move the Okanogan Complex fire camp, or postpone or cancel the organization’s signature event.
Fire crews are transitioning to mop-up and timber falling operations as the Tucannon Fire reached 70 percent containment.
This morning, fire officials described the fire growth as "minimal," noting that it continues to smolder. The status of the fire will be explained to the public tonight.
Aircraft resume drops on blaze north of Wellpinit
Fire officials in Stevens County have called in helitack and retardant bombers today to try to keep the Carpenter Road Fire from growing to the northeast.
Jessica A. Saffel fell asleep at the wheel while driving near Entiat
Jessica A. Saffel, 27, Cergio Britt, 8, and Alyssa Britt, 5, all of Yakima, were transported to the Wenatchee hospital following a one-vehicle crash along U.S. Highway 97A.
Blaze is burning near Camp Wooten
Rainfall is helping fire crews get a handle on the new Tucannon Fire burning in steep terrain 20 miles east of the city.
Rain may have slowed the growth of the Carpenter Road Fire, but it is continuing to advance to the northeast.
Only Grave Mountain Fire's northern flank is burning out of control
The Marble Valley and Gold Hill fires are both 96 percent contained, but Graves Mountain Fire is 21 percent contained.
Officials hope for rain so they can reopening state Highway 20
With heavy rain still in the forecast, State Department of Transportation officials hope to reopen the North Cascades Highway tomorrow between Newhalem and Rainy Pass. As of 1 p.m. today, the road remains closed due to the Goodell Fire.
Carpenter Road Fire officials are concerned today's high winds will fan the flames of the 59,828-acre fire. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the fire area until 7 p.m. today.