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[UPDATED 8-21, 2 p.m.] Fire closes highway 155 and evacuations ordered along River Road

Corrected: River Road remains open

 

Scott Hunter

Team leaders meet in their morning briefing at 6 a.m. today

Update: The River Road remains open but evacuation has been ordered from highway 155 at Omak city limits out to the Kartar Valley and to Camp Progress Road and highway 155.

Residents in that area are instructed to go to Brewster and not wait for door-to-door notification.

Update on North Star fire: The Tunk fire In the Okanogan Valley area has jumped Highway 155 near Omak, and the highway is now closed from the Colville Indian Agency to Omak. A detour is available on the river road.

Fire planners think it highly likely that the two fires could grow together today.

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