A Level 3 Immediate Evacuation is in effect for Nespelem and surrounding areas as of Tuesday morning.
The order was issued Monday night after 9:30 because of three fires burning near Nespelem, Buffalo Lake, Agency and Cash Creek.
Shelter is being set up in Coulee Dam
The fire crew battling the Lower Coyote Creek Fire anticipates full containment by the end of their shift Saturday.
On Friday crews utilized 6,000 feet of hose along the northern half of the fire to conduct mop-up operations.
The Incident Management Team working with the Palm IR, or infrared scanning, units are also conducting one last gridding of the fires edge to search for hot spots
An accident on State Route 155 just north of Nespelem took the life of 39-year-old Ronald Hance of Omak. According to the Washington State Patrol, Hance was driving north when he left the road, overcorrected and crossed the highway and hit the guardrail causing the car to roll over...