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[UPDATE, 12:18 p.m., Aug. 29] Wind and rain hitting fire now

Successful burnouts yesterday; concentrating on saving structures in today's wind


Star graphic by Scott Hunter

Weather at 11:22 a.m. Saturday. Click to enlarge.

Information from the newly transitioned incident command on the North Star Fire is somewhat limited this morning, but the fire seems to have topped 200,000 acres. It's about 3.5 miles north of Nespelem and three miles south of Republic with strong winds currently blowing north, plus some rain currently over the fire.

The image here is a composite of wind and rain indications on the Radar Plus app on an iPad.

The North Star Fire Incident Command just out refers people needing road closure information to the state Department of Transportation site, which states as of 12:17 p.m. Saturday, Aug....

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