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Tonight

Lo67° Patchy Smoke

Friday

Hi83° Areas Smoke

Friday Night

Lo65° Slight Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi74° Chance Rain then Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo57° Chance Showers

Sunday

Hi73° Slight Chance Showers

Sunday Night

Lo56° Slight Chance Showers

Monday

Hi76° Slight Chance Showers

Monday Night

Lo55° Slight Chance Showers

Tuesday

Hi75° Slight Chance Showers then Partly Sunny

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Wheeler wanted to make firefighting his career

WENATCHEE — Richard "Rick" Wheeler, 31, had moved to Wenatchee with his wife, Celeste, only about a year ago, said Pastor Joanne Coleman Campbell of the First United Methodist Church in Wenatchee. The couple were members of the congregation.
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Officials mourn lost firefighters

CHELAN — State and federal dignitaries sent condolences Thursday to the survivors of three firefighters killed the day before while battling Okanogan County wildfires.

Names released of firefighters killed and injured

WENATCHEE — The names of the three firefighters killed in a fire fight Wednesday and the name of a firefighter who was seriously burned in the the same general area of Twisp were released Thursday afternoon by Forest Service officials.

Arson charge in Leavenworth campground arrest

WENATCHEE — The New Mexico man arrested on suspicion of trying to light fires at an Icicle Road campground near Leavenworth was charged Wednesday with second-degree arson.
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Homes lost in Twisp, Omak

TWISP — Authorities say several homes were lost in both the Twisp River and Okanogan Complex fires after dangerous winds swept through the region.

Update: Firefighters died in a vehicle overtaken by wildfire

Update 10:30 p.m.: The three firefighters who died fighting a wildfire near Twisp Wednesday were engaged in initial attack operations and involved in a vehicle accident when it is believed the fire overtook the vehicle, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said in a news release issued this evening by the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forest.
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Still standing: ‘I can’t explain it’

CHELAN FALLS — Five days after fire raced up Douglas County's McNeil Canyon, Rick and Carol Dixon still wonder why their house isn't a pile of ash and debris.

You can help

Donation points and information for NCW wildfire charities

Efforts afoot for NCW fire victims’ aid

ENTIAT — One Entiat service agency has taken point to gather material donations for current and future victims of this year's greater NCW wildfires.