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Lightning Fire Update

Jun 29, 2013

Forest Service firefighters provided initial attack response today on fires caused by a lightning storm that came through Okanogan County. 

Along with DNR resources, they worked on fires in the McFarland area and on McClure Mountain, both south of Twisp, Washington. 

The small, tenth of an acre fire near McFarland Creek was controlled by mid-afternoon and firefighters are working on the small fire on McClure Mountain. 

Firefighters are also responding to a report of smoke seen from the Aeneas Lookout northeast of Tonasket Washington. 

“The lightning storm traveled across much of central and eastern Washington,” said Shannon O’Brien, Public Affairs Specialists.  “Firefighters will be continuing with patrols and anticipate that more smoke reports are likely over the next few days”

“As we go into the 4th of July Holiday, it is important that everyone do what they can to avoid starting human caused fires,” she said.


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