Firefighters plan meeting about Omak fire
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
OMAK, Wash. (AP) -- About 150 firefighters are still battling a wildfire 5 miles west of Omak, Wash.
Fire spokesman Steve Harris says updating mapping shows the blaze at 1,800 acres or nearly 3 square miles, but the fire was fairly inactive Wednesday. About 20 homes are threatened, but no evacuations have been ordered.
Harris says fire crews plan a public meeting about the firefighting efforts at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Okanogan County commissioners meeting room in Okanogan.
No structures have been lost to two other Eastern Washington fires. Deputy State Fire Marshal Ron Bowen says a fire in south-central Washington near Wishram is 100 percent contained. Fire crews say they're close to full containment on the other, near the town of Pomeroy in the Palouse region.