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High winds pose hazard to recreationists near region’s numerous wildfires

Updated 8-30-15 with link to news of Clearwater-Nez Perce closures and update on Idaho Panhandle closures.

WILDFIRES -- Be careful out there.  High winds forecast for Saturday pose a major hazard to people in the vicinity of the numerous wildfires throughout the region.

I've listed in my blog this morning's updates on many of the fires and fire complexes.  I'm not going to do this on a daily basis, but I've given the InciWeb and mapping links to help you monitor the fires that interest you the most.

On the bright side, U.S. 20 (the North Cascades Highway), which has been closed by fires west of Twisp for two weeks, could possibly reopen at noon on Sunday, Department of Transportation officials said today.

Check with the North Cascades Highway Hotline, (360)707-5055, for the latest updates on SR 20.

Following are links to recent posts with updates on many of the region's fires and details on trails and road closures.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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