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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 7:48 a.m.

Crescent Mountain fire continues to grow, spewing smoke across the state

One of Washington’s largest and longest-burning wildfires continues to grow in central Washington, forcing evacuations and spewing spires of smoke into the atmosphere.


Mandatory evacuations over wildfire near Twisp

Mandatory evacuations are being ordered in eastern Washington state as a wildfire continues to spread.


Report reveals cause of Twisp fire

An investigation by the Washington state Department of Natural Resources found that tree branches rubbing on a power line started the 2015 blaze near Twisp that killed three firefighters.


Firefighter burned in deadly Washington fire leaves hospital

SEATTLE – The 25-year-old man severely injured in a Washington wildfire that killed three of his fellow firefighters left the hospital Wednesday after three months of treatment, but his recovery …


Okanogan towns get respite from fires

Many communities across Okanogan County had a brief let-up from fires scorching the region Friday evening. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said the threat to people and homes was lower. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 21, 2015, 6:23 p.m.

New evacuations ordered in Okanogan County

Residents living along Twisp River Road from Arnica Lane to Little Bridge Creek in Okanogan County are now under a Level 3 evacuation order, which means they should leave immediately.


For three killed in Twisp, firefighting was part of passion, past

The men who died Wednesday fighting a fire near Twisp were a college physics student who had a passion for theater, an outdoorsman who recently hiked the Pacific Crest Trail …


Back fire helps Twisp

Many businesses were open in Twisp on Thursday despite evacuation orders still in place. “The people who stayed are carrying on,” said Twisp City Councilman Dwight Filer.


Names of firefighters killed in Twisp released

The three firefighters killed Wednesday in Twisp were Tom Zbyszewski, 20, Andrew Zajac, 26 and Richard Wheeler, 31.


Twisp blaze kills three firefighters as towns evacuate

WINTHROP, Wash. – Three firefighters were killed and four others injured Wednesday as raging wildfires advanced on towns in north-central Washington. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said the deaths in …


Firefighters were overtaken by fire after vehicle crash

WINTHROP, Wash. - The U.S. Forest Service closed a large chunk of the North Fork Coeur d’Alene River drainage Wednesday due to a forecast of hazardous fire weather and because …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2015, 10:44 p.m.

Three firefighters killed near Twisp

Three firefighters were killed and four others were injured Wednesday as raging wildfires advanced on towns in north-central Washington, authorities said.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2015, 6:35 p.m.

Wildfire forces evacuation of Twisp, Winthrop

Okanogan County officials are evacuating the city of Twisp because of a fast-moving wildfire.


Central Washington residents rebuilding after wildfires, flood

TWISP – As summer turns to fall in Central Washington, residents are preparing to fight the third “F” disaster of 2014. First fires. Then flood. Now FEMA. The Methow Valley …


Evacuations ordered as new fire flares in Methow Valley

WINTHROP, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee flew to the Methow Valley to talk with local officials about recovering from last week’s fires that are slowly being contained in Central Washington. …


During Inslee visit, new wildfire flares near Winthrop

As Gov. Jay Inslee’s small turboprop plane touched down at the Methow Valley airport, a new wind-whipped blaze, started by sparks from the rim of a flattened trailer tire dragged …


UPDATED: Sat., July 19, 2014, 3:21 p.m.

No power, phone service in towns hit by wildfire

Burned cables, telephone poles and power lines have cut off of all power, phone and internet services in several Central Washington towns hit by wildfires.


Twisp police chief’s dog finds human skull

The family dog of a Methow Valley police chief brought home a human skull scavenged from the remains of a man missing for two years.


Twisp man pleads guilty in wolf killing case

A Twisp man pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to kill a protected wolf and send its pelt to a friend in Canada in return for the friend’s help in illegally …


Ice dam creates threat in Twisp

Okanogan County emergency officials may make another attempt to blow up an ice dam on Poorman Creek near Twisp.