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  • #KHQCarlton: Emotional kids remember Carlton Complex fire

    #KHQCarlton: Emotional kids remember Carlton Complex fire

    Saturday, July 18 2015 2:38 PM EDT2015-07-18 18:38:34 GMT
    Saturday, July 18 2015 6:23 PM EDT2015-07-18 22:23:33 GMT
    PATEROS, Wash - At ABC Daycare in Pateros, some cries reflect more than child's play. Ash still coats the building, a scar left by the fire that leveled so much of the town one year ago. And in the backyard, the kids recall the worst moments in the most childish way. Some play firefighters on the front lines of disaster, while others pack up and flee the town.>>
    PATEROS, Wash - At ABC Daycare in Pateros, some cries reflect more than child's play. Ash still coats the building, a scar left by the fire that leveled so much of the town one year ago. And in the backyard, the kids recall the worst moments in the most childish way. Some play firefighters on the front lines of disaster, while others pack up and flee the town.>>
  • Finding heat in winter’s cold after the Carlton Complex Fire

    Finding heat in winter’s cold after the Carlton Complex Fire

    Thursday, November 27 2014 10:25 PM EST2014-11-28 03:25:01 GMT
    Friday, November 28 2014 12:39 AM EST2014-11-28 05:39:46 GMT
    Like so many others, Gail Johnson lost everything when the Carlton Complex Fire blew through Okanogan County. As winter hits Eastern Washington, she's fighting to keep her family warm.>>
    Like so many others, Gail Johnson lost everything when the Carlton Complex Fire blew through Okanogan County. As winter hits Eastern Washington, she's fighting to keep her family warm.>>
  • CARLTON COMPLEX: Scrapping what's left

    CARLTON COMPLEX: Scrapping what's left

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:20:46 GMT
    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:15:10 GMT
    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - Ruben Salcido's family lost their home to the Carlton Complex fire. Now the father of four is searching other destroyed properties for the means to a new home.>>
    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - Ruben Salcido's family lost their home to the Carlton Complex fire. Now the father of four is searching other destroyed properties for the means to a new home. “I can't just throw my hands up in the air and say, ‘that's it, we're done,'” Salcido told KHQ's Gabe Cohen. “No, that's not how we work.” Ruben Salcido is an internet manager by trade. >>
  • Homeowners blame DNR for allowing the Carlton Complex fire to get out of control

    Homeowners blame DNR for allowing the Carlton Complex fire to get out of control

    Monday, October 20 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-10-20 23:21:23 GMT
    Monday, October 20 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-10-20 23:21:25 GMT
    BREWSTER, Wash. - In legal papers filed Friday by Brewster attorney Alex Thomason, 65 homeowners are blaming the Washington Department of Natural Resources for not being more aggressive in fighting the Carlton Complex in the early stages. >>
    BREWSTER, Wash. - In legal papers filed Friday by Brewster attorney Alex Thomason, 65 homeowners are blaming the Washington Department of Natural Resources for not being more aggressive in fighting the Carlton Complex in the early stages. Those homeowners are preparing to sue the state for damages. >>
  • FIREPROOF: Creating fire resistant landscaping

    FIREPROOF: Creating fire resistant landscaping

    Thursday, July 16 2015 2:50 PM EDT2015-07-16 18:50:29 GMT
    Friday, August 14 2015 7:26 PM EDT2015-08-14 23:26:38 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A fire-safe landscape isn't necessarily the same thing as a well-maintained yard. A fire-safe landscape uses fire-resistant plants that are strategically planted to resist the spread of fire to your home. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A fire-safe landscape isn't necessarily the same thing as a well-maintained yard. A fire-safe landscape uses fire-resistant plants that are strategically planted to resist the spread of fire to your home. Fire resistant plants are great in California because they are often drought tolerant too.>>
  • FIREPROOF: Creating a wildfire action plan

    FIREPROOF: Creating a wildfire action plan

    Thursday, July 16 2015 2:54 PM EDT2015-07-16 18:54:42 GMT
    Friday, August 14 2015 7:26 PM EDT2015-08-14 23:26:04 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Your Wildfire Action Plan must be prepared, and familiar to all members of your household well in advance of a wildfire. Use the checklist below to help create your plan. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Your Wildfire Action Plan must be prepared, and familiar to all members of your household well in advance of a wildfire. Use the checklist below to help create your plan. And keep in mind, each family’s plan will be different. Create an evacuation plan that includes:>>
  • #KHQCarlton PHOTOS: One year after the Carlton Complex Fire

    #KHQCarlton PHOTOS: One year after the Carlton Complex Fire

    Monday, July 20 2015 1:30 PM EDT2015-07-20 17:30:13 GMT
    Monday, July 20 2015 3:30 PM EDT2015-07-20 19:30:06 GMT
    PATEROS, Wash. - It was the largest wildfire in the recorded history of Washington State. The Carlton Complex Fire started as four separate lightning-caused fires on July 14, 2014 in the Methow River Valley.>>
    PATEROS, Wash. - It was the largest wildfire in the recorded history of Washington State. The Carlton Complex Fire started as four separate lightning-caused fires on July 14, 2014 in the Methow River Valley. Three days later, the four fires merged and grew fast. The devastation was quick.>>
  • #KHQCarlton: Pateros woman’s childhood neighborhood rebuilt

    #KHQCarlton: Pateros woman’s childhood neighborhood rebuilt

    Thursday, July 16 2015 2:13 PM EDT2015-07-16 18:13:21 GMT
    Friday, July 17 2015 7:00 PM EDT2015-07-17 23:00:16 GMT
    PATEROS, Wash. - Trina Zweigle grew up on Ives Street in Pateros, a neighborhood wiped out by the Carlton Complex fire last year. KHQ’s Kalae Chock met Trina during a live broadcast the day after fire destroyed the house she grew up in.  And this year, Kalae returned to Pateros to check back in with Trina to see how the neighborhood is rebuilding.>>
    PATEROS, Wash. - Trina Zweigle grew up on Ives Street in Pateros, a neighborhood wiped out by the Carlton Complex fire last year. KHQ’s Kalae Chock met Trina during a live broadcast the day after fire destroyed the house she grew up in.  And this year, Kalae returned to Pateros to check back in with Trina to see how the neighborhood is rebuilding.>>
  • #KHQCarlton: Vacation rental becomes home for Carlton Complex recovery volunteers

    #KHQCarlton: Vacation rental becomes home for Carlton Complex recovery volunteers

    Thursday, July 16 2015 2:01 PM EDT2015-07-16 18:01:15 GMT
    Friday, July 17 2015 2:00 PM EDT2015-07-17 18:00:15 GMT
    PATEROS, Wash. - In the last 8 months, 650 people from around the country have come to Okanogan County to help with the recovery effort.  The Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group has had to get creative in finding housing for visitors in a place where local residents don’t even have a permanent place to live yet.  >>
    PATEROS, Wash. - In the last 8 months, 650 people from around the country have come to Okanogan County to help with the recovery effort.  The Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group has had to get creative in finding housing for visitors in a place where local residents don’t even have a permanent place to live yet.  >>
  • #KHQCarlton: Man builds new home with salvaged wood from forest fire

    #KHQCarlton: Man builds new home with salvaged wood from forest fire

    Thursday, July 16 2015 1:49 PM EDT2015-07-16 17:49:05 GMT
    Friday, July 17 2015 12:00 PM EDT2015-07-17 16:00:20 GMT
    PATEROS, Wash. - People who lost their home to fire last year have spent the last 12 months living in RVs, hotels and homes and rooms offered up by friends and family.  Jim and Bev Weddle say they were lucky a friend offered up his 12-by-16 foot office to them as living quarters. >>
    PATEROS, Wash. - People who lost their home to fire last year have spent the last 12 months living in RVs, hotels and homes and rooms offered up by friends and family.  Jim and Bev Weddle say they were lucky a friend offered up his 12-by-16 foot office to them as living quarters. >>
  • Bear cub badly burned in Carlton Complex wildfire is back in wild

    Bear cub badly burned in Carlton Complex wildfire is back in wild

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 5:46 PM EDT2015-06-03 21:46:46 GMT
    Wednesday, June 3 2015 6:01 PM EDT2015-06-03 22:01:41 GMT
    SEATTLE - A bear cub found badly burned last summer in the largest wildfire in Washington state history has endured a long recovery but is now back in the wild. >>
    SEATTLE - A bear cub found badly burned last summer in the largest wildfire in Washington state history has endured a long recovery but is now back in the wild. Rich Beausoleil with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife says officials released the 2½-year-old cub nicknamed Cinder on Wednesday morning in a central Washington forest. >>
  • Briefings for FEMA applicants affected by the Carlton Complex fire to be held this week

    Briefings for FEMA applicants affected by the Carlton Complex fire to be held this week

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:12:12 GMT
    Monday, August 18 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:12:13 GMT
    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - On August 11, 2014, Okanogan County was declared a major disaster area as a result of the Carlton Complex Fire. >>
    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - On August 11, 2014, Okanogan County was declared a major disaster area as a result of the Carlton Complex Fire. The fire destroyed hundreds of homes in the area, and this week The Washington State Emergency Management Division will be conducting joint FEMA/State Applicant briefings to inform eligible applicants on how to apply for Federal Assistance from FEMA for reimbursement from costs incurred during and after the fire. >>
  • WILDFIRE WATCH 2014: FEMA funding approved for Carlton Complex Fire

    WILDFIRE WATCH 2014: FEMA funding approved for Carlton Complex Fire

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-08-06 01:13:52 GMT
    Monday, August 11 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:13:22 GMT
    UPDATE:   As of Wednesday at noon, the fire has burned 2,500 acres.  Fifty homes are threatened, and another 50 structures are threatened as well.  Four dozers, five 20-person hand crews, two water tenders and 14 engines are attacking the fire. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Nation Department of Natural Resources says they expect fires to grow Wednesday because of the hot, dry weather and winds.
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    UPDATE:   As of Wednesday at noon, the fire has burned 2,500 acres.  Fifty homes are threatened, and another 50 structures are threatened as well.  Four dozers, five 20-person hand crews, two water tenders and 14 engines are attacking the fire. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Nation Department of Natural Resources says they expect fires to grow Wednesday because of the hot, dry weather and winds.
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  • A good problem to have: Carlton Complex no longer accepting donated goods

    A good problem to have: Carlton Complex no longer accepting donated goods

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:38:00 GMT
    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:33:02 GMT
    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash.- The people in charge at the Carlton Complex wildfires in Okanogan County say they can no longer accept any donated goods. The problem, they say, is that so many people donated so much that they simply ran out of room.>>
    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash.- The people in charge at the Carlton Complex wildfires in Okanogan County say they can no longer accept any donated goods. The problem, they say, is that so many people donated so much that they simply ran out of room.>>
  • PHOTOS JUST IN: Devastation from Carlton Complex; 300 homes burned

    PHOTOS JUST IN: Devastation from Carlton Complex; 300 homes burned

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:11:57 GMT
    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:07:59 GMT
    TWISP, Wash. (AP) - The Okanogan County Sheriff says the Carlton Complex wildfire has many more homes than previously thought. Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday that the Carlton Complex fire has consumed about 300 homes this month. His office previously placed the number at 150, but he said then he knew it would rise.>>
    TWISP, Wash. (AP) - The Okanogan County Sheriff says the Carlton Complex wildfire has many more homes than previously thought. Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday that the Carlton Complex fire has consumed about 300 homes this month. His office previously placed the number at 150, but he said then he knew it would rise.>>
  • Carlton Complex Fire now 52% contained

    Carlton Complex Fire now 52% contained

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:31:18 GMT
    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:45:02 GMT
    UPDATE: Officials say the massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington is now more than half contained.The rain and hail that fell on Wednesday, wasn't enough to extinguish the nearly 400-square-mile Carlton Complex of fires, but it gave crews a chance to dig lines along the south and east parts. The fire is 52% contained.>>
    UPDATE: Officials say the massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington is now more than half contained.The rain and hail that fell on Wednesday, wasn't enough to extinguish the nearly 400-square-mile Carlton Complex of fires, but it gave crews a chance to dig lines along the south and east parts. The fire is 52% contained.
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  • Thank you to all who gave to victims of Carlton Complex Fire!

    Thank you to all who gave to victims of Carlton Complex Fire!

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:52:43 GMT
    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:26:11 GMT
    KHQ.COM - We were completely overwhelmed at how this community came together yesterday for the Q6 Cares, Inland NW Shares drive yesterday to support the victims of the Carlton Complex Fire who lost their homes. All day Monday from 5am - 6:30pm we were inundated by a constant flow of people wanting to make a difference.>>
    KHQ.COM - We were completely overwhelmed at how this community came together yesterday for the Q6 Cares, Inland NW Shares drive yesterday to support the victims of the Carlton Complex Fire who lost their homes. All day Monday from 5am - 6:30pm we were inundated by a constant flow of people wanting to make a difference.
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