Volunteer loses home while battling to protect others'

Posted in Survivor Stories on August 28, 2015

Volunteer loses home while battling to protect others’ An Omak resident said he was fighting to save a neighborhood of homes when his own burned down. Tony Boyd said there was no way for him to confirm his house was being destroyed while he fought flames on Dutch Anderson Road a little ways away. But Read More »

Nightmare on Haley Creek

Posted in Survivor Stories on August 27, 2015
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Nightmare on Haley Creek: 'It went from daylight to dark,' homeowner says  tribaltribune.com BY JUSTUS CAUDELL | The Tribune |  OMAK—All that remains of their home is the rock work, the stairway that wrapped from the daylight basement upward, the two levels of walls were their grandchildren’s play set, now melted and burned, still sits Read More »

Man jumps into lake, survives firestorm

Posted in Survivor Stories on August 25, 2015
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RIVERSIDE, Wash. — The Okanogan Complex fire burned more than 220,000 acres by Saturday morning. Friday’s heavy winds pushed the flames into new areas where more than 5,100 residents were under evacuation notices. Mark Desdier defied evacuation notices and chose to protect his home, but he suffered serious injuries and had to flee advancing flames. Read More »