Two more fires prompt evacuation notices in Okanogan County

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Photo of the Anglin Fire courtesy of the Omak Chronicle.

Several structures were burned and Level 3 evacuations ordered east of Tonasket Monday evening as the fast-moving Anglin Fire burned more than 1,000 acres off Highway 20 and Cayuse Mountain Road.

The fire was reported about 5:30 p.m., a little more than an hour after a single-vehicle collision about 40 miles south sparked the Green Fire off Tunk Creek Road.

The Green Fire

By Monday evening, the Green Fire has burned more than 700 acres and prompted Level 2 evacuation notices.

At the Anglin Fire, Level 3 evacuation notices (leave immediately) were issued for the Cayuse and Island Mountain areas.

As homes were threatened by the Anglin Fire, aircraft were diverted from the Green Fire to help the firefighting effort.

Okanogan County Emergency Management announced that structures have been burned by the Anglin Fire but did not provide details on what kind and how many.

The Anglin fire forced the closure of Highway 20 for about three hours.

The Greenhouse Fire.

Another major Okanogan County fire, the Greenhouse Fire on the Colville Indian Reservation, was 64 percent contained by Monday night after burning more than 5,000 acres of mostly grass and shrub since last Thursday.

The Greenhouse Fire is about one mile southwest of Nespelem.

The South Pine Fire.

A day before the Greenhouse Fire started, the South Pine Fire just southwest of Tonasket burned more than 250 acres before being quickly contained.