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// a waterfall of flames | the carlton complex fire 2014

// a waterfall of flames | the carlton complex fire 2014

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.

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.

Smoke from the Okanogan/Omak fires fills the sky over Highway 97, Friday evening.

Smoke from the Okanogan/Omak fires fills the sky over Highway 97, 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.

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.

The Okanogan Complex Fire near Omak, WA began on Aug. 15, 2015 and has consumed an estimated 256,567 acres. The fire was caused by lightning. USFS photo.

The Okanogan Complex Fire near Omak, WA began on Aug. 15, 2015 and has consumed an estimated 256,567 acres. The fire was caused by lightning. USFS photo.

// a waterfall of flames | the carlton complex fire 2014

// a waterfall of flames | the carlton complex fire 2014

// a waterfall of flames | the carlton complex fire 2014

// a waterfall of flames | the carlton complex fire 2014

// a waterfall of flames | the carlton complex fire 2014

// a waterfall of flames | the carlton complex fire 2014

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.

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.

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