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Guest opinion: Okanogan fires shows pre-emptive forest management works

Unmanaged areas were incinerated while managed areas remained green.

Firefighters’ camp a small city

OMAK, Wash. – Mike McCann is used to pitching his tent among hundreds of others in a field. He’s used to waiting in line for dinner and a shower after …

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell: Wildfires need separate disaster funding

OMAK, Wash. – Wildfires need to be funded as the disasters they are, leaving critical fire prevention budgets in place for thinning dense forest stands, rehabilitating areas after wildfires and …

Ranchers face loss of livestock, livelihoods in Washington fires

DANVILLE, Wash. – The burned carcasses blend into the scorched landscape, just more black and ash among the haunting outline of trees. “There she is,” rancher Doug Grumbach says, pointing …

High winds, fire leave exhausted town of Republic ‘tense’

The massive fire marching toward Republic, Washington, stayed out of the town on Saturday. “I don’t see any flames coming over the top of the hill,” Republic City Councilman Larry …

After windstorm, Republic is safe (at least for now)

The largest bursts of wind have blown through Republic, and fire remained out of the town late this afternoon.

Firefighters brace for Saturday winds

A ferocious wind storm expected Saturday has put much of the state – much of it already on fire – on high alert.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2015

New mandatory evacuations ordered near Okanogan Complex, North Star Fire

New mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for areas near the North Star Fire and Okanogan Complex.

Fire growth slows, smoke heads west

After a week of deadly fires forcing evacuations of whole towns and pushing fire officials to scramble for more help, Saturday was calm. Or as calm as it could be …