UPDATE: 1:41 p.m.
The Palmer Lake fire burning just 15 km from the Canadian border with Osoyoos has grown to 6,000 acres or 2,400 hectares in size.
The fire is located in northern Okanogan County north of Omak.
Watch the fire live by clicking here.
— NWS Spokane (@NWSSpokane) August 19, 2020
WA Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency due to wildfire. It comes 5 years to the day that 3 firefighters were killed in Twisp during the Okanogan Complex in 2015. #WAwildfire
View of #PalmerFire in Okanogan County yesterday⬇️⬇️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/HEDZj0e6ZD
— Northwest Public Broadcasting (@NWPBroadcasting) August 19, 2020
A wildfire is burning across the border from Osoyoos in the United States.
The Palmer Lake in Washington state is about 100 acres or 40 hectares in size.
The blaze is about 15 km from the border with Osoyoos.
The Town of Osoyoos Emergency Operating Centre (EOC) met on Tuesday to discuss the wildfire burning near Palmer Lake.
Click here for updates from the town on the wildfire.
The cause of the blaze is not known.