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Hi75° Heavy Rain

Wednesday Night

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Hi77° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo59° Mostly Clear


Hi84° Sunny

Friday Night

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Saturday Night

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Fire refugees pouring into Chelan shelter tell horror stories

Dozens of shell-shocked fire refugees from Pateros and the Methow Valley poured into Chelan High School late Thursday night, many sharing terrifying stories of fire racing through neighborhoods and burning down everything in its path.

Fire plows through Pateros, Methow Valley

PATEROS — After fires stormed across the Methow Valley and into Pateros Thursday, claiming dozens of homes and sending residents fleeing, fire officials are bracing for similar conditions today.

Smoke dips to unhealthy levels

NCW — Smoke from several wildfires caused the air quality in some communities to dip to unhealthy levels on Wednesday.

11 homes lost, more evacuations in the Methow

CARLTON — Eleven homes in the Methow Valley went up in flames Wednesday as extreme fire behavior caused the four fires of the Carlton Complex to mushroom in size.

Fire damages two-story home

ROCK ISLAND — A Rock Island home suffered about $125,000 in damage late Wednesday morning when fire broke out on the back of the house.

Fire District 1 seeks levy

WENATCHEE — As Chelan County Fire District 1 prepares to retire a bond issue that paid for new fire trucks and a station nearly 20 years ago, it is now facing a number of long-term financial needs.
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Reader submitted fire photos

Here are some of the many photos you've submitted to The Wenatchee World of fires burning around North Central Washington.