Stories tagged: Twisp
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 7:48 a.m.
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.
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 10:52 a.m.
Mandatory evacuations are being ordered in eastern Washington state as a wildfire continues to spread.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015, 9:14 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Aug. 22, 2015
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.
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.
Fri., Aug. 21, 2015
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 …
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015, 8:13 p.m.
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.
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015, 2:09 p.m.
The three firefighters killed Wednesday in Twisp were Tom Zbyszewski, 20, Andrew Zajac, 26 and Richard Wheeler, 31.
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
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 …
Wed., Aug. 19, 2015, 10:26 p.m.
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 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.
Okanogan County officials are evacuating the city of Twisp because of a fast-moving wildfire.
Tue., Sept. 16, 2014
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 …
Sat., Aug. 2, 2014
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. …
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, 10:36 p.m.
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.
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.
Tue., April 22, 2014, 11:02 a.m.
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.
Wed., April 4, 2012, 3:17 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Feb. 3, 2009, 2:37 p.m.
Okanogan County emergency officials may make another attempt to blow up an ice dam on Poorman Creek near Twisp.