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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 05:47 am
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