Management of the Okanogan Complex and Chelan Complex fires has been turned over to a Type 2 team, while California Team 5 will transition to the Tunk Block and North Star fires. The Okanogan Complex and Chelan Complex are 85 percent and 75 percent contained, respectively.
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Dennis Neil Barnett, age 58 of Oroville, died on August 28, 2015 at home in Oroville. He was born February 13, 1957 in Tonasket to parents Louis and Mary Lou Barnett.
The Okanogan Complex and Chelan Complex, which were merged under one management team, have been greatly reduced due the firefighting efforts, as well as cooler weather. The Okanogan Complex was listed as 85 percent contained, while the Chelan Complex was 75 percent contained as of 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, Sept. 8. For more information and the latest fire map, click on the headline.
LimeBelt Fire (132,838 acres, 60 percent contained): The priority for firefighters today is to mop up and secure the contained line that they’ve worked hard to establish.On the west side, tree-falling crews, in coordination with resource advisors, will continue to work along Forest Road (FR) 42, removing pre-identified fire-weakened hazard trees.
Francis “Bud” Johnson, 79, of Burlington Wash., held the hands of daughter, Lori, and daughter-in-law, Joy, and slipped peacefully from this life in the early morning of August 28, 2015.
Our mother, Marilyn, died peacefully at her home on August 10, 2015 after a long and happy life for which she was grateful. She was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma on October 26, 1925 and moved with her family to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she graduated from high school.
Wallace “Wally” Hugh Moore, 87, passed away on August 27, 2015 at the Tonasket North Valley Extended Care facility, surrounded by his family. Wallace Hugh Moore was born to Edna Bernice (Penrod) Moore and Leon Aubrey “Aub” Moore March 25, 1928, in Wenatchee, Washington.
C. LeRoy McCoy age 79 of Tonasket, died on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at his home in Tonasket, Washington. He was born April 21, 1936 in San Fernando, California to Charles A. and Esther C. McCoy.
Latest fire update from the Fire Information Officer: The Okanogan Complex, which burned 123 homes, is listed as 50 percent contained and the Chelan Complex, which burned 21 homes, is listed as 65 percent contained.
With loved ones by his side, Garry Dale Sorensen passed peacefully at Providence Holy Family Hospital on August 30, 2015. Garry was born to Stella and Alfred Sorensen on November 22, 1940 in Edmonton, Alberta.