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TWISP, Wash. The Okanogan County Sheriff doubled his estimate of homes destroyed in Washington wildfire to 300.

Frank Rogers, the sheriff of Okanogan County in north-central Washington, said Friday that the Carlton Complex of fires has consumed about 300 homes this month. His office previously placed the number at 150, but he said then he knew it would rise because officials hadn t been able to reach some burned areas.


Rogers said he and his deputies have driven 750 miles of roadway through the devastated area, and every road lost something. He said the blackened area looks like a moonscape, and he s seen hundreds of dead livestock.

The Carlton Complex fire was 59% contained as of Saturday morning, according to officials. The largest wildfire in recorded state history, the Carlton complex fire has burned more than 250,514 acres, or nearly 400 square miles.

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