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 nothing appeared suspicious.
The cause of a brush fire east of Omak on Wednesday afternoon is under investigation.
Reported just after 12:30 p.m., the fire was located off County Road 280 about a mile north of Colville Indian Precision Pine, and burned grass, sagebrush and scattered timber, said Omak Fire Chief Kevin Bowling.
Firefighters from Omak, Okanogan, the BIA and state Department of Natural Resources spent about three and a half hours getting it under control, Bowling said.