Latest fire update from the Fire Information Officer: The Okanogan Complex, which burned 123 homes, is listed as 45 percent contained and the Chelan Complex, which burned 21 homes, is listed as 55 percent contained.
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Albert Losvar, age 88 of Loomis, Washington, died on Thursday, August 13, 2015. He was born July 14, 1927 in Mukilteo, Washington.
OKANOGAN – Approximately 500 Okanogan County PUD customers are without power. Mutual Aid crews were scheduled to arrive Monday and Tuesday from PUDs to assist local crews replace over 500 poles that have been destroyed in the fire.
BLAINE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is advising travelers that although multiple wildfires are present across the U.S./Canadian border in Washington, they are not threatening the ports of entry (POE). All Washington POEs, specifically Oroville, Nighthawk, Laurier, Danville and Ferry Ports remain open during their normal operating hours.
OLIVER – Increased fire activity is expected on the Testalinden Creek wildfire over the next few days due to extremely dry conditions and gusty southerly winds, according to the BC Wildfire Service.
WENATCHEE Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (OWNF) officials announced notifications have been made to the families of the three fallen and one injured USFS firefighters and can now confirm the identities of those lost and injured:
OKANOGAN – Severe winds last night fueled flames and prompted the evacuation of the towns of Twisp, Winthrop, Conconully, Riverside and portions of Omak. PUD crews are assessing the damage from last night’s activities and continue to focus on restoring electric and fiber services that have been affected by the aggressive fires that continue to threaten Okanogan County.
Dixie Jo Elgin LeMay passed away on July 26,2015 in Kona, Hawaii. She was born on December 2, 1931 to Virgil (Dick) and Frances Elgin in Omak, Washington.
OROVILLE – While 911 services temporarily down due to the wildfires yesterday have been rerouted, CenturyLink is still working to restore phone and internet services to more than 1400 customers in the Oroville area.
OLYMPIA – Elevated concentrations of wildfire smoke is causing unhealthy air quality in Central and Eastern Washington.