Wet weather slows fire spread, helps crews with containment

Wet weather slows fire spread, helps crews with containment

By Marcy Stamper Two days of wet weather allowed fire crews to make considerable progress building containment lines on the 250,000-acre Carlton Complex Fire. As of Thursday morning (July 24), the public information officer (PIO) for the incident management team said the fire is at 52 percent containment, the...
Firestorm rips through valley, leaving damage and despair

Firestorm rips through valley, leaving damage and despair

By Ann McCreary and Marcy Stamper Even people who have spent a lifetime responding to natural disasters have a hard time grasping the enormity of the devastation caused by firestorms that raged through large swaths of the Methow Valley and surrounding areas, leaving hundreds of people homeless and traumatized....
Where to find up-to-date information

Where to find up-to-date information

The Methow Valley News is located in the area affected by the Carlton Complex Fires. We apologize if our website is out of date — we don’t always have Internet access or power. Please check our Facebook page where we are able to publish up-to-date information via cell phones.