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Brewster, Washington is located in Okanogan County. Zip codes in Brewster, WA include 98812. The median home price in Brewster is $199,000. More Brewster information.

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Friday Jul 25 | USA Today

Man runs toward wildfire to survive blaze

In the time it took Mark Nelson to grab some of his important papers and his cat, the fire had cross nearly a quarter mile.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Wenatchee World

Fire survivors going it day by day

Loren Dolge stands next to what's left of his log home near Chiliwist Road. He was in Alaska visiting family last week when the Carlton Complex made its big run.

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Wenatchee World

Fire victims face 'tight' rental market

The vacancy rate was only 2 percent in Twisp, Winthrop and Pateros, said Lael Duncan, executive director of the Okanogan County Community Action Council.

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Seattle Times

Salmon fisheries going down as one of the most memorable in recent years

The ocean salmon fishery is still topping the news; a record sockeye run is heading up the Columbia; and many places in between are giving way to fun action.

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Seattle Times

Laborers lost a lot to fast-moving wildfire, now work to rebuild lives

A search for jewelry that had been stored as presents for their family members only turns up a can of coins on Monday for, from left: Pablo Temoxtle, Christian Pineda, Flavio Trejo and Sofoniase Baldovinos who stand near a cabin destroyed by the fast-moving Carlton complex fire.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Lake Chelan Mirror

Fire on the mountain creates mountain of need

Fire is an ever present danger here in Eastern Washington and last week we were reminded once again just how sudden and devastating it can be.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

Flash Flood Warning: Rainfall poses threat of debris flow for burned areas

KHQ.COM - According to the Washington Interagency Incident Management Team, potential afternoon thunderstorms expected Wednesday are a concern for the Carlton Complex fire because of the possibility of heavy rain and lightning strikes.

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Seattle Times

Sockeye fisheries now accessible at Brewster on Columbia and Lake Wenatchee

Sockeye fishing grounds affected by the central Washington wild fires are finally accessible now that the fires are under more control and with the cooler, wetter weather.

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Wenatchee World

No power? Some make do, others buy generators

Improperly installed generators can backfeed into the electrical system and energize dead powerlines, putting PUD workers and others at risk.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Insurance Journal West

Rains Good, Lighting Bad for Biggest Wildfire in Washington History

People afflicted by the massive Carlton Complex fires in north-central Washington may get some relief tonight and over the next few days in the form of wetter, cooler weather.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

Lightning kills 45 head of cattle near Darby

A bolt of lightning killed 45 head of cattle on a ranch near Darby. Rancher Jean Taylor tells the Ravalli Republic the cows, calves and a prize bull were crowded under some small crabapple trees on July 14 when the lighting struck.

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Los Angeles Times

'Tornadoes of fire' leave small Washington town reeling

Rich Pitkethly left, and Randy Loucks, both of Brewster, Wash., dig through the remains of the Pateros, Wash., house of Loucks' mother-in-law, one of more than 150 homes destroyed by the Carlton Complex fire.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Gov. Inslee bans most outdoor burning in Mid-Columbia

Tri-City-area residents are donating money and goods to help those who have lost their homes or been evacuated, particularly in the 379-square-mile fire burning in northcentral Washington.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

NWCN.com

Carlton Complex over 4 times size of Seattle

Highway 97 is closed between Pateros and Brewster. Highway 20 is closed between Milepost 206 and Milepost 215.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Relief effort begins in charred Methow Valley - Sun, 20 Jul 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BREWSTER, Wash.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Boston Herald

Pacific Northwest fires continue to spread, threaten homes

Cooler temperatures may briefly aid firefighters trying to contain 22 fires in the Pacific Northwest, but hot and dry summer weather will return later next week and is expected to continue fueling the blazes.

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New York Daily News

Washington state wildfire continues to ravage land

As scorching temperatures and robust winds fuel the raging firestorm, firefighters have been unable to contain a single percentage of the devastating blaze that has destroyed more than one hundred homes in central Washington and threatened entire communities.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

LATEST: Carlton Complex Fire explodes to 215,000+ acres

Howling winds are pushing the massive Carlton Complex fire in new directions. The fire has now burned 215,000 and forced the town of Malott to evacuate Friday evening.

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Examiner.com

Washington state animal response team deploying to help victims of fires

The town of Malott and areas around Brewster were evacuated Friday night as hundreds of more people fled a devastating wildfire that had already scorched nearly 170,000 acres and destroyed up to 100 homes in north-central Washington.

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Tonasket makes contingency plans for fire

Tonasket first response agencies and Mayor Patrick Plumb met Friday evening for to make contingency plans should the Carleton Complex fire become a threat to the greater Tonasket area.

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