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Power outages still possible even in repaired areas

FIRE ZONES — Power outages can happen even in areas where crews have repaired fire damage, PUD officials say, if fire managers request that areas be de-energized for firefighter safety.

Chelan-area losses could total $30 million

WENATCHEE — The Chelan Complex Fire and related wildland blazes have destroyed an estimated $30 million in Chelan County property since their outbreak.

Flag lowering timed to firefighters’ memorials

OLYMPIA — Flags across Washington will be lowered by order of the governor in tandem with the memorial services of three firefighters killed during operations in the Methow Valley.

Smoky air could cause health problems for many

WENATCHEE -- Children, the elderly and North Central Washington residents suffering from asthma and lung or heart conditions should stay indoors or limit their outdoor time for the next few days. 

Outlets for NCW fire aid

WENATCHEE — While the Department of Natural Resources called Thursday for skilled firefighting volunteers, civilian resources of all kinds are needed by agencies working in NCW's fire relief efforts. Here's a roundup of ways you can help.

North Star Fire continues to grow

NESPELEM — Strong winds Friday and Saturday morning added more than 50,000 charred acres to the North Star Fire and nearly tripled the number of threatened structures.

Welcome to Washington

EAST WENATCHEE — Karen Sordiff, her friend Larry Lofield and her extended family arrived from Arizona Aug. 12 to start a new life in a relative’s orchard house in Purtteman Gulch, about 12 miles north of Chelan.

Common Ground | Schaplow recalls fighting big NCW fires in 1970

Ed Schaplow remembers what it is like fighting a catastrophic wildfire in North Central Washington. The Stayman Flats orchardist was on a crew in 1970 fighting the blazes that threatened Ardenvoir along with Slide Ridge and Mitchell Creek near Lake Chelan.
Firefighters on the Okanogan Complex Fire

Calmer winds may help crews gain on Okanogan Complex fires

OKANOGAN — Strong winds Friday afternoon and early evening fanned Okanogan Complex fires that have now scorched more than 227,000 acres in the Conconully, Omak, Riverside and Tonasket areas. The acreage totals are quickly catching up to last year’s Carlton Complex fires — the largest in Washington’s history at 256,000 acres — with no end in sight.