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  • Forest Closures Expanded
    Posted Thursday 8/27/15 5:08 pm from US Forest Service news release Lake Wenatchee--Severe fire hazard has prompted the Forest Service to close all National Forest lands north of Highway 2 on the Wenatchee River Ranger District to public entry.             “This is not a decision that has been taken lightly,” said District Ranger Jeff Rivera.  “Our primary concern is for public and fire fighter safety.”  The closure will be lifted as soon as the unusual wildfire threat is abated, but rainfall predicted for this weekend probably will not be enough to end that threat, he said...
  • Level One Advisories issued for Brief as Wolverine Fire Creeps Down the Entiat
    Posted Thursday 8/27/15 7:00 am   Wednesday afternoon was a busy day for firefighters on several fronts in Chelan County.    The South Shore of Lake Chelan in the First Creek area continues to be a problem in terms of threat to lakeside cabins in the area.   The north end of the fire continued to be extremely active  prompting structure protection near 25 mile Creek.   Rich Magnussen with Chelan County Emergency Management says deputies continue to escort residents into the First Creekarea ...
  • DNR Ends Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Drive
    Posted Thursday 8/27/15 2:52 am   OLYMPIA – After processing thousands of inquiries over the past week, coordinators from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources have placed trained volunteers and equipment operators on rosters, directed other volunteers to community service opportunities and deployed some volunteers on wildfires.  With those tasks completed, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources will end staffing of its temporary volunteer-intake centers in Omak, Colville and Castle Rock at 6 p.m...
  • Containment Increases on Okanogan Blaze
    Posted 8/26/15 Wednesday 10:19 an   The Wenatchee Valley College at Omak campus remains closed today...
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