The Eagle Bluff fire exploded yesterday and continues to grow, with over 10,000 acres burned so far. There was some minimal lightning recently, but the cause is still officially under investigation. Evacuations are in effect near Oroville, in Okanogan county and in Canada around Osoyoos. Shelter is available at the Oroville High School. Fire crews and aircraft are fighting the fire actively, but the fire is burning quickly in timber and brush with wind driven runs. Structures are threatened and road closures are in effect.
Moderate to Unhealthy smoke surrounds the area along Highway US-97 from Omak to Osoyoos. Smoky conditions in Okanogan county should be expected for the coming days. This fire is rapidly spreading, please stay up to date on evacautions via Okanogan County Emergency Management.KREM 2 News. Credit: Susan Christensen