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10 hrs ago | Wenatchee World

Carlton fires now more than 50-percent contained

With cooler temperatures and in some places drenching rain, crews have now been able to corral more than 50 percent of the 182-mile-long perimeter of the Carlton Complex in Okanogan County and northern Chelan County.

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Related Topix: Carlton, WA, Okanogan County, WA, Weather, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Lake Chelan Mirror

Chelan Fire and Rescue's High/Low Angle Rope Rescue Team is off the ground

Lt. Sherman rescues a victim from below a bridge using a simple Ladder Gin creating a high directional using a fire truck as the main anchor and a firefighter's roof ladder.

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Related Topix: Chelan, WA, Fire, Wenatchee, WA, Snohomish County, WA

NWCN.com

Pilot dies after orchard helicopter crashes in Wenatchee

A pilot died after a helicopter crashed near Pangborn Airport in the Wenatchee area Wednesday afternoon, according to the Chelan County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Wenatchee, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Report of helicopter crash in Chelan County

The Chelan County Sheriff's Office has confirmed with KHQ they are responding to a report of a helicopter crash near Wenatchee.

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Related Topix: Wenatchee, WA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Cheney, WA

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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Related Topix: Okanogan County, WA, Pateros, WA, Brewster, WA, Twisp, WA, Winthrop, WA

KVI-AM Seattle

(New) Obama signs emergency declaration for Wash. wildfires

President Obama signed an emergency disaster declaration Wednesday for areas of Washington state scorched by wildfires.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, Okanogan County, WA

The Olympian

Flood, fire risk from E. Washington thunderstorms

The National Weather Service says an unusually strong storm Wednesday could drop heavy rain on the east slopes of the north Cascades.

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Related Topix: Weather, Okanogan County, WA, Walla Walla, WA, Olympia, WA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Wenatchee World

Two men arrested after back burns go out of control

Somebody is going to get killed doing this," said Frank Rogers, Okanogan County sheriff.

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Related Topix: Fire, Okanogan County, WA, Chelan, WA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Wenatchee World

NCW fires nation's top priority

As an army of helicopters, airplanes and engines work to keep more houses from burning down in the lower Methow Valley, the upper valley was smokefree and ready to rock.

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Related Topix: Okanogan, WA, Okanogan County, WA, Leavenworth, WA, Entiat, WA, Winthrop, WA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Seattle Times

Wildfires stymie tourism on east side of Cascades

Wildfires on the east side of Washington's Cascades are undermining tourism and outdoor recreation in some areas on what should be one of the peak summer weekends.

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Related Topix: Washington, Pateros, WA, Okanogan County, WA, Methow, WA, Chelan, WA, Travel

KING-TV Seattle

Chiwaukum Creek fire grows to over 6,600 acres

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. -- Fire officials said the Chiwaukum Creek Fire burning west of Leavenworth has grown to 6,638 acres and is zero percent contained.

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Related Topix: Leavenworth, WA, Fire, Washington, Brewster, WA, Wenatchee, WA

Peninsula Daily News

Peninsula firefighters to lend hand in wildfires elsewhere

North Olympic Peninsula firefighters have boots on the ground in the battle against wildfires raging in Eastern Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

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Related Topix: Fire, Washington, Clallam County, WA, Curtis, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KIMA

Yakima County under state of emergency for extreme fire conditions

Fires continue to spring up all over our state, but mostly in Eastern Washington.

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Related Topix: Yakima County, WA, SouthPeak Games, State of Emergency, Video Games, Selah, WA, Yakima, WA

Lake Chelan Mirror

Quality of life includes sustainable economic growth

Chelan County Public Utilities officials have been on tour around the county seeking input to their strategic plan.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Environment

Lake Chelan Mirror

SI gives awards

Monday, June 23, Soroptimist International Chelan celebrated their annual awards night.

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Related Topix: Chelan, WA, Education Etc.

Lake Chelan Mirror

Smoke infiltrates Mills Canyon near Entiat as the Mills Canyon Fire reaches 22,571 acres in size.

You may have seen smoke over the ridge, or have been turned around on your way to Wenatchee.

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Related Topix: Fire, Entiat, WA, Wenatchee, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Chelan, WA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Winds fan Washington wildfire, threaten homes

Driven by scorching hot temperatures and strong winds, a new central Washington wildfire threatened hundreds of homes Wednesday and sent up a towering column of smoke.

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Related Topix: Fire, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Leavenworth, WA, Weather

ABC News

Winds Fan Washington Wildfire, Threaten Homes

Driven by scorching hot temperatures and strong winds, a new central Washington wildfire threatened hundreds of homes Wednesday and sent up a towering column of smoke.

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Related Topix: Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Leavenworth, WA, Entiat, WA

Brandon Sun

Winds fan wildfire in central Washington; hundreds of homes threatened

Driven by scorching hot temperatures and strong winds, a new central Washington wildfire threatened hundreds of homes Wednesday and sent up a towering column of smoke.

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Related Topix: Fire, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Leavenworth, WA, Weather

Wenatchee World

CASA will hold open house Sept. 4

TEMPERATURES WILL PEAK TODAY WITH THE WARMEST LOCATIONS EXPECTED TO BE BELOW 2000 FEET IN ELEVATION.

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Related Topix: Wenatchee, WA, Chelan, WA

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