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New evacuations ordered in Okanogan County

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 21, 2015

This map of the Okanogan Complex fires was released Friday, August 21, 2015.  (Okanogan Complex fire staff)
This map of the Okanogan Complex fires was released Friday, August 21, 2015. (Okanogan Complex fire staff)
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. The areas of West Buttermilk Road and East Buttermilk Road near Twisp River Road should also evacuate. The Okanogan County PUD reports that the fires have knocked out power to Twisp, Winthrop and the surrounding areas. The Aeneas Valley, Conconully, Malot, Omak Flats and Winthrop are all under Level 3 evacuation notices. The towns of Okanogan, Riverside, Tonasket and Twisp are under a Level 2, which means people should be packed and ready to go. Towns on Level 1 evacuation notice, which means residents should be aware of local fires, are Brewster, Carlton, Chesaw, Mazama, Moison, Omak, Oroville and Pateros. Highway 20 is closed between Tonasket to Aeneas Valley Road, but vehicles are being led through the closure by Washington Department of Transportation crews. Red Cross shelters are open at the Brewster and Tonasket high schools.
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