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Fires burn home, sagebrush

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OKANOGAN — An early-morning fire destroyed a vacant house near Okanogan on Wednesday.

Another afternoon fire burned about 10 acres east of Omak managed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Firefighters responded to 696 Salmon Creek Road at about 6 a.m. to find the home, which was being remodeled, in flames, said Okanogan Fire Chief Gordon Hennigs.

The home was owned by Andy Knutson, and he was insured, he said.

Hennigs said the cause of the fire is undetermined, but…

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