OKANOGANN COUNTY, Wash. (KING) The fires are out, but emotions are still burning hot in Okanogan County, Washington over the state’s firefighting efforts during the Carlton Complex fire.
“Everything is gone. We have nothing. Our future was taken away because somebody was out there not making the correct decisions,” said Dagmar DeVere, whose home burned to the ground.
In a public meeting called by Okanogan County commissioners, about 60 residents listened or voiced concerns about how the Washington Department of Natural Resources responded to what eventually became a 250,000-acre wildfire.
“DNR crews stopped. We begged them to go up and put our house out. They said no they could not, they would not do it,” said Warrant Smethers, DeVere’s husband.
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