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  • Forest Closures Expanded
    Posted Thursday 8/27/15 5:08 pm from US Forest Service news release Lake Wenatchee--Severe fire hazard has prompted the Forest Service to close all National Forest lands north of Highway 2 on the Wenatchee River Ranger District to public entry.             “This is not a decision that has been taken lightly,” said District Ranger Jeff Rivera.  “Our primary concern is for public and fire fighter safety.”  The closure will be lifted as soon as the unusual wildfire threat is abated, but rainfall predicted for this weekend probably will not be enough to end that threat, he said...
  • Crews Making Progress on Okanogan Complex Fire
    Posted 8/28/15 Friday 9:54 am     The largest wildfire in Washington state history grew by more than 22 square miles overnight, and firefighters are worried about high winds predicted for this weekend.      The Okanogan Complex of wildfires was listed at over 300-thousand acres (472 square miles) this (Friday) morning, after windy conditions Thursday pushed the fire on a couple of runs...
  • Back Burning Generates Big Smoke Plume On Chelan Complex Fire
    Posted Friday 8/28/15 9:03 am   Good news from base camp at the Chelan Complex Fire.    Crews woke up to rain ...
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