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Fire south of Vantage burns three structures, 38,000 acres

VANTAGE — The Saddle Mountain Fire, reported at 4:20 p.m. Friday in Kittitas County has grown to 38,000 acres and burned three unidentified structures near the hamlet of Getty's Cove, county officials said this morning in a news release.

Chiwaukum Fire is holding west of Highway 2

COLES CORNER — Chiwaukum Creek Fire has grown to 10,120 acres, but remains west of Highway 2, as crews arrive from across the country bolster the 534 personnel already fighting the fire.

Amid the ashes: Victims survey Pateros devastation

PATEROS — Smoke still hangs heavy this morning over Pateros neighborhoods, but insurance man Ryan Greene is about to start meeting with clients burned out by Thursday night’s firestorm.

Chiwaukum Fire growth slowed

PLAIN — While the Chiwaukum Creek Fire near Plain and Winton still remains officially uncontained, fire bosses managed to hold down its growth Thursday and keep it boxed west of Highway 2.

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.