Colville, Okanogan County residents in need of crews for wildfires

The Cedar Creek Fire in Okanogan County, as seen from Winthrop 20 miles away. (Inciweb)

In the plateau lands of eastern Okanogan County on the Colville Reservation, the Chuweah Creek Fire has grown to more than 50 square miles and destroyed 11 buildings.

No people have been hurt, but, according to the incident website, seven homes — three of which were primary residences — have been lost, as well as numerous livestock.

“Luckily no people have been injured, but we’re pretty much heartbroken over the loss of homes and the animals,” said Kathy Moses, public information officer for the Mount Tolman Fire Center.

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