“Lifeline was the most qualified because of their track record as a company,” Chris Branch, Oroville Director or Community Development OROVILLE – Rather than going back to an all volunteer ambulance crew, it looks like Okanogan County and the City of Oroville will be choosing a long term service provider. Currently Lifeline Ambulance Inc., a [...]
Area residents affected by the Okanogan Complex are urged to call the American Red Cross casework hot line at (509) 670-5331 to open a case. “So far 31 cases have been opened for residents in Tonasket, but I know of at least 50 cases where homes were lost,” said Mayor Patrick Plumb. “We need to [...]
Oroville Reman & Reload is not only looking to grow its business in Oroville, it continually is striving to hire more local people.
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.
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.
TONASKET – A long term recovery organization has been initiated for the Okanogan Complex and North Star fires, with the hopes the group will be able to fall under the umbrella of the Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group (CCLTRG).
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.
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.
Yesterday’s Activities: The continuation of cooler, wetter weather allowed crews to take advantage of opportunities to build line closer to the fires edge where it was safe and effective to do so. Cooler temperatures across the fires, combined with relative humidity values of 40-50 percent subdued fire behavior. Fire continues to smolder and creep in forest debris such as needles, small twigs and branches.