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A bolt of lightning killed 45 head of cattle on a ranch near Darby. Rancher Jean Taylor tells the Ravalli Republic the cows, calves and a prize bull were crowded under some small crabapple trees on July 14 when the lighting struck.
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Rich Pitkethly left, and Randy Loucks, both of Brewster, Wash., dig through the remains of the Pateros, Wash., house of Loucks' mother-in-law, one of more than 150 homes destroyed by the Carlton Complex fire.
Cooler temperatures may briefly aid firefighters trying to contain 22 fires in the Pacific Northwest, but hot and dry summer weather will return later next week and is expected to continue fueling the blazes.
As scorching temperatures and robust winds fuel the raging firestorm, firefighters have been unable to contain a single percentage of the devastating blaze that has destroyed more than one hundred homes in central Washington and threatened entire communities.
Howling winds are pushing the massive Carlton Complex fire in new directions. The fire has now burned 215,000 and forced the town of Malott to evacuate Friday evening.
The town of Malott and areas around Brewster were evacuated Friday night as hundreds of more people fled a devastating wildfire that had already scorched nearly 170,000 acres and destroyed up to 100 homes in north-central Washington.
Tonasket first response agencies and Mayor Patrick Plumb met Friday evening for to make contingency plans should the Carleton Complex fire become a threat to the greater Tonasket area.
Multiple wildfires across Central Washington have left unbelievable destruction in their wake, charring hundreds of thousands of acres and forcing the evacuation of several communities.
Flames from the Carlton Complex fire destroyed the main lodge at the Silver Spur Resort overnight into Friday morning.
KHQ's Matt Rogers recorded video Friday of firefighters' efforts to protect the town of Brewster in north-central Washington.
Flames and smoke fill the air along the hillside above the river, in Pateros, Wa, Friday, July 18, 2014.
The remains of a burned building stand smoking in the town of Pateros, Wash., on Friday, July 18, 2014.
The Carlton Complex fire has destroyed dozens of homes in Pateros, Wash., after the Okanogan County Sheriff's Office ordered a mandatory evacuation as flames blazed down the hills overlooking the Columbia River.
A north-central Washington sheriff issued an urgent evacuation notice late Thursday for the wildfire-threatened small town of Pateros and officials were also evacuating a hospital in a nearby town, authorities said.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 09:08 am
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