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K.C. Mehaffey

Department: Editorial

Position: World staff writer

Responsibilities: Environment, Lake Chelan, Okanogan, Photographer, Reporter

Contact K.C.

Phone: 509-860-6730 (cell), 509-997-2512 (work)

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  1. OKANOGAN — An Emergency Operations Center set up in Okanogan to help victims of the Carlton Complex fires will close at 5 p.m. Friday.
  2. OKANOGAN — About 640 customers are still without power two weeks after the Carlton Complex fires consumed homes and power poles.
  3. Update, 3:16 p.m. Wednesday: The columns of smoke building over the Chiwaukum Creek Fire west of Leavenworth and the Duncan Fire in the Entiat Valley are rising into the upper atmosphere, making them visible for miles around. Fire officials say the fire is actively burning and growing as expected in the hot, dry conditions. But the Chiwaukum fire is mostly burning within fire lines and is not making any big runs yet, they said.
  4. PATEROS — Despite blackened trees and campsites covered in ash, Washington State Parks officials are working to reopen parts of the Alta Lake State Park in early to mid-August.
  5. NCW — Several areas on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest remain closed due to wildfires burning in the area.