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Carlton Complex Fire: 7/31 A.M. update from Incident Command

Carlton Complex Fire: 7/31 A.M. update from Incident Command

Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team- Pete Blume, Incident Commander Information Center: 509-996-9971 Hours of operation: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Email: carltoncomplexfire@gmail.com July 31, 2014 – 8 a.m. Special Message: All businesses are open in the Methow Valley to residents and visitors. Traffic in residential areas impacted by fire is limited to local residents. The Rocky Mountain...
Carlton Complex Fire: 7/30 Update from Incident Command

Carlton Complex Fire: 7/30 Update from Incident Command

Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team- Pete Blume, Incident Commander Information Center: 509-996-9971 Hours of operation: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Email: carltoncomplexfire@gmail.com July 30, 2014 – 10 a.m. Special Message: The Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team, with Pete Blume as Incident Commander, assumed command of the North Zone of the Carlton Complex at...
Carlton Complex Fire: 7/29 Update from Incident Command

Carlton Complex Fire: 7/29 Update from Incident Command

FIRE INFORMATION WEBSITES: Blog:  carltoncomplex.blogspot.com On Facebook search for:  Carlton Complex Wildfire Inciweb:  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3967/ Twitter:  #carltoncomplex   FIRE INFORMATION (360) 688-0560 or (509) 996-9971 En Espanol (360) 280-4352 Email:  carltoncomplexfire@gmail.com               Media briefings held daily at 11:00 AM at the Carlton Zone ICP located at the Liberty Bell High School south of Winthrop.  ...
Carlton Complex Fire: 7/28 Update from Incident Command

Carlton Complex Fire: 7/28 Update from Incident Command

FIRE INFORMATION WEBSITES: Blog:  carltoncomplex.blogspot.com On Facebook search for:  Carlton Complex Wildfire Inciweb:  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3967/ Twitter:  #carltoncomplex   FIRE INFORMATION (360) 688-0560 or (509) 996-9971 En Espanol (360) 280-4352 Email:  carltoncomplexfire@gmail.com               Media briefings held daily at 11:00 AM at the Carlton Zone ICP located at the Liberty Bell High School south of Winthrop.  ...
Carlton Complex Fire: 7/27 Update from Incident Command

Carlton Complex Fire: 7/27 Update from Incident Command

The official update for 7/26 published by the Incident Command Center for the Carlton Complex Fires.
Carlton Complex Fire: 7/26 Update from Incident Command

Carlton Complex Fire: 7/26 Update from Incident Command

The official update for 7/26 published by the Incident Command Center for the Carlton Complex Fires.
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.
Carlton Complex Fire: an information roundup

Carlton Complex Fire: an information roundup

Please note, these resources were current as of 7/23/14, but may have changed since then. If you find any of this information to be out of date or inaccurate, please email darla@methowvalleynews.com: While we tried to scrape up all the information we could find, this list won’t be comprehensive — our apologies to anyone we missed. Please...
Generator safety: Be careful with generators

Generator safety: Be careful with generators

The PUD and Okanogan County Electric Cooperative are warning that incorrectly used generators can electrocute technicians working on power lines. Generators are safe if people use them to power appliances, but using a generator to power a house’s electrical system can send power back into the grid, putting workers and equipment at risk. The PUD...
Unprecedented conditions whipped up the Carlton Complex Fire

Unprecedented conditions whipped up the Carlton Complex Fire

By Marcy Stamper
Veterans of massive fires around the country used superlatives to describe the sinister power and rapid growth of the Carlton Complex Fire. “In 17 years, I’ve never seen …