The number of homes devastated by the Carlton Complex has doubled. Originally, officials estimated that 150 were damaged or destroyed, but now the Okanogan County Sheriff says the wildfire has burned 300 homes.
Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers told the Associated Press that his office previously placed the number of homes at 150, but always knew the number would rise once officials gained access to more of the fire zone.
Rogers said he and his deputies have driven over 750 miles of the area, and reports that “every road lost something” and hundreds of livestock are dead.
The Carlton Complex fire is now 66 percent contained. It was started by lightning a week ago and has burned more than 250,000 acres.