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Mike Maltais/QCH A house burns along State Route 97 just south of the Monse Bridge.
QUAD CITIES – If one could have seen through the thick cloud of smoke from the Cold Springs/Pearl Hill fires that blanketed much of the Quad Cities during the past week he would have seen a buzz of activity by neighbors helping neighbors and valiant citizens both doing their jobs and volunteering...
OKANOGAN - Okanogan County Emergency Management and the Colville Tribal Emergency Operations Center will hold an meeting for Cold Springs Fire victims Tuesday, Sept. 22. If you are not a victim and know someone that is, pass the word to them to please attend. If we do not know who needs help, we...
BRIDGEPORT - Customers of the Greater Bar Water District no longer need to boil their drinking water. Recent test samples show the absence of bacterial contamination. “Working with the Washington State Department of Health since September 7, we have completed inspections, water quality sampling,...
The Community Foundation of NCW has reopened its NCW Fire Relief Fund and is accepting donations to support fire relief and recovery efforts in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties.   Minimum donation is $10 and 100% of the funds will help individuals and families impacted by wildfire in...

Courtesy Sandra Zamudio Facebook Late Friday night, Sept. 11, a spot fire on Dyer Hill across the river from Brewster blew up and created a renewed hazard for Crane and Crane headquarters and other points west of the fire.
QUAD CITIES – A deadly combination of tinder-dry conditions, low humidity, and 40-mile-per-hour winds provided ideal conditions for a wildfire that started east of Omak to burn more than 300,000 acres in 48 hours over the Labor Day weekend. The Cold Springs Fire that would later become the Pearl...
There will be a virtual public meeting for the Pearl Hill Fire today, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. on the Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team Facebook page. Find them on Facebook at: Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team   Apple Acres Fire virtual public meeting...
BREWSTER - There will be a regular meeting of the Board of Douglas Okanogan County Fire District #15 Commissioners Monday, Sept. 14, via GO TO MEETING at 7 p.m.   Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/767571085    You...
We will update Pearl Hill and Apple Acre Fires for today when the information is available. OMAK -  Last night: Crews overnight night worked to strengthen containment lines that are in place and create additional containment line. Today: Priorities today will focus on the area east of Omak Lake...

Pearl Hill Fire 174,000 acres, bottom of map, is 41% contained. Cold Spring Fire at 172,000 acres, is 10% contained, top of map
OMAK -  The Okanogan County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the death of an infant and serious injury of 2 individuals that were found today (Sept. 9) within the fire perimeter. Multiple structures have been lost and level 2 & 3 evacuation orders are in place.   Pearl Hill Fire...
BREWSTER  – The American Red Cross continues to monitor and respond to community needs created by more than a dozen wildfires burning throughout Washington State.     Our primary focus is on providing safe shelter and care to those immediately impacted.   Since September 1, we have...

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