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Official: 300 homes burned in western US wildfire

Official: 300 homes burned in massive wildfire in western US

This aerial photo shows homes destroyed by wildfires near Pateros, Wash. on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Fire spokesman Pete Buist says the biggest wildfi...
This aerial photo shows homes destroyed by wildfires in Pateros, Wash. on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Fire spokesman Pete Buist says the biggest wildfire...

Western Wildfires

This aerial photo shows homes destroyed by wildfires near Pateros, Wash. on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Fire spokesman Pete Buist says the biggest wildfi...

Western Wildfires

This aerial photo shows homes destroyed by wildfires in Pateros, Wash. on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Fire spokesman Pete Buist says the biggest wildfire...

TWISP, Wash. (AP) -- A sheriff in Washington state says a massive wildfire has burned 300 homes, double the number previously estimated.

Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday the Carlton Complex of fires has consumed about 300 homes this month. His office previously placed the number at 150, but officials hadn't been able to reach some burned areas at the time.

Rogers says the blackened area looks like a moonscape, and he's seen hundreds of dead livestock.

The fire was started by lightning and has burned about 400 square miles (1,035 sq. kilometers) northeast of Seattle.


Updated : 2021-03-01 17:33 GMT+08:00