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Media briefings held daily at 11:00 AM at the Carlton Zone ICP located at the Liberty Bell High School south of Winthrop.


Fire Operations:  The fire is now 66% contained, with an acreage total of 250,806.  The increased heat and dryness have heated the fire up a bit, producing some isolated smoke.  Helicopters put water on some hot spots around the Pearrygin Lake area, however none of the activity was a new start or outside the fire perimeter.  On the northeastern corner it was the same situation, some isolated smoke and heat that resources spent the day extinguishing and monitoring.  Further south on the eastern side, near the ski area, it was similar, the occasional smoking tree and hot spot that crews were able to manage.  Around the Gold Creek-McFarland creek area resources were busy responding to civilian concerns about smoke.  Nothing to be alarmed about, everything was dealt with and nothing escaped the fire perimeter.  Residents, though, should be aware that the fire is not yet out and activity will still be noticeable.  Please report any concerns you may have.


Fire staffing continued throughout Sunday night.  Personnel will remain available 24 hours a day to respond to any needs.


Safety Message:  Fire season in Washington is far from over.  It is not too late to make your home or business more defensible against wildfires.  Please visit to learn how you can make your building more defensible.


Weather Message:  Hot and dry weather is expected, with the potential for triple digit heat early next week.  Following this, monsoonal moisture and dry lightning is a possibility.  Be advised there may be an increase in fire activity as fuels dry out and residents can expect to continue to see smoke.


Up to date emergency information can be obtained from the Okanogan County Sheriff’s office, Emergency Service Center and the E.O.C at (509) 846-2122, (509) 422-2422, (509) 422-2428, or (509) 422-2420.