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Canyon Creek Fire called ‘suspicious’ by investigators

Canyon Creek Fire called ‘suspicious’ by investigators

The Canyon Creek Fire, which burned 1,200 acres north of Carlton in July, was “suspicious in nature,” said investigators, but they were unable to determine a specific cause of the fire. They completed their investigation Sept. 7. In his final investigation report, John McDonald …
Canyon Creek Fire controlled; Diamond Creek Fire growing

Canyon Creek Fire controlled; Diamond Creek Fire growing

With the Canyon Creek Fire controlled, and mop-up and rehab of fire lines complete, fire crews and support teams left their Winthrop base on Sunday (July 23). The fire has remained within its 1,200-acre footprint, north and east of Carlton, for the past week.
Emergency alert system strives for balance

Emergency alert system strives for balance

At an informational meeting about the Canyon Creek Fire last week, a Carlton-area resident thanked Okanogan County for the alerts sent through its automated system. “It was incredibly helpful — the phone kept ringing till we got the message,” she said.
Quick, coordinated response helped contain Methow Valley's Canyon Creek Fire near Carlton

Quick, coordinated response helped contain Methow Valley’s Canyon Creek Fire near Carlton

A quick response from multiple firefighting agencies; luck with weather and wind; and homes protected by green, defensible space helped fire crews contain a blaze that started near Carlton on Saturday (July 15) to less than 1,200 acres. The first significant …