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Okanogan Fair moved back two weeks

OKANOGAN — The Okanogan County Fair will go on. But the big event has been moved back two weeks, and it may not be quite so big as in past years.

Mixed signals from the fireline

NCW — In some ways, after a week of cool, moist weather, it feels like the massive fire season of 2015 is winding down.

NCW fires: Progress continues

NCW — Firefighters continue to make good progress on several major fires still burning in North Central Washington.

Fire damages three East Wenatchee homes

EAST WENATCHEE — Three East Wenatchee homes — one of them about a block away from the other two — were damaged by the same fire on Sunday afternoon.

Rain and cool temps calm fires

 NCW — After two straight weeks of ongoing and rapidly changing evacuations and road closures, firefighters and residents are getting a much-needed respite.

Wilf Woods | An impressive memorial

We watched the impressive ceremony that the Forest Service put on Sunday at the Town Toyota Center on television, like many others.

A year without a fair? Okanogan County officials hope not

OKANOGAN — County officials are scrambling to figure out how to put on the county's premier annual event — the Okanogan County Fair — when the fairgrounds are jam-packed with 1,658 fire personnel, a sprawling tent camp, showers, mobile kitchen and command center assigned to the Okanogan Complex wildfires.

Fire and drought relief available to region’s businesses

NCW — Summer's devastating wildfires and severe drought are being fought on many fronts, including financial relief and support for businesses and the people who run them. Here's a recap of a few efforts to lessen the burden on fire- and drought-affected businesses in the region:
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NCW fires now cover 1,000 square miles

Update, 2 p.m. Friday: Level 3 (get out now) evacuations are underway along the north, middle and south forks of Gold Creek and on Gold Creek Road in the Methow Valley as winds whip the Chelan Complex Fire this afternoon.

Red Cross combines shelters

CHELAN — The American Red Cross Northwest Region has consolidated and moved two evacuation shelters to the Lake Chelan United Methodist Church. The church is at 206 N. Emerson St., Chelan. The new shelter for evacuees of several North Central Washington wildfires opened Wednesday.

Fires continue to grow, but not as fast

The good news on North Central Washington's many fire fronts is that no more structures burned, more help is arriving and winds have been fairly calm for the last few days.

Carlton Complex is still the largest, single fire in state history

The Okanogan County Complex fires have burned more acreage than last summer's Carlton Complex, but they have not claimed the designation as the state's largest wildfire. The Carlton Complex, which started as four fires that merged into one massive fire, maintains that distinction.