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September 23, 2014 at 7:41 PM

FEMA again denies individual aid for victims of Carlton complex fire

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Tuesday denied the state of Washington’s appeal seeking individual aid for the people impacted by the Carlton complex wildfire. The fire was the largest in the state’s recorded history and destroyed at least 340 homes in Central Washington, more than two-thirds of which were considered primary residences. But the fire, “was not of the severity and magnitude to…

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August 16, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Wildfire update: biggest fire almost entirely contained

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m. |  After several days of rain and cooler weather, the campfire ban for camp sites in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area has been lifted. The ban was implemented when resources for containing any escaped fire were severely taxed by the many fires burning in the vicinity. For camping, hiking and fire information visit the North Cascades…

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Comments | Topics: Carlton Complex, Central Washington, wildfires

August 12, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Pateros mayor steps down after losing house to wildfire

The Wenatchee World PATEROS — The Carlton complex fires hit some families harder than others. Pateros Mayor Libby Harrison not only lost her house, but her mother and uncle lost theirs, too. Harrison stepped down from her job as mayor last week so she could focus on family needs, according to an announcement from the city. Harrison could…

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