Snohomish County fire crews in the thick of fight in Okanogan. Omak resident Pat Charles, right, shows Lake Roesiger firefighter Scott Anderson a map of the back roads in the hills above his house as Everett fire crew members Matt Park, left (on the truck) and Captain Brent Stainer keep a lookout on an encroaching fire Friday evening.
Tent City: There are now 1,300 firefighters temporarily living in Omak while they are busy fighting fires across the county. As the top priority in the country right now, more supplies are being funneled in to support the effort to kill the Okanogan Complex Fire.
When major disasters like the fires hitting Okanogan County strike it really shows how strong and tight a community can be, and that's holding true up in Omak, where some stand fire watch in their neighborhoods and others are battling the flames themselves because resources are stretched so thin. KXLY4's John Hendricks reports.