The Okanogan Complex fire is one of the largest fires in Washington state history but was not the only one burning in the area. Hundreds of thousands of acres have burned costing millions of dollars to fight. The Chelan Complex fire, which is now merged and being managed with the Okanogan Complex, had com close to the resort town of Chelan and caused heavy damage to the Chelan Fruit Co-op and many residences.
Nearby the North Star fire has burned more than 200,000 acres mainly on the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.
Unfortunately the fires have also had a human toll. The Twisp River fire claimed the lives of three wildfire fighters working with the U.S. Forest Service from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
Wildfire fighters from all over the region have been activated and are in the area working to combat the fires.