The Carlton Complex fire has destroyed at least 100 homes and forced the evacuation of three towns in north-central Washington in the northwest United States.
The town of Malott (population 500) has been evacuated and the hospital and residents living in the outlying areas of the town of Brewster (population 2,400) have been evacuated.
Everyone living between the towns of Carlton and Pateros were also evacuated. The Stokes Road Fire advanced to Highway 97 Thursday, and was burning homes on the north side of the highway.
No injuries have been reported. The fire was estimated to have consumed over 47,000 acres as of Thursday July 17, 2014. The fire was reported to be advancing very rapidly with officials warning there was no time to gather possessions, and at least one resident, who lost his home in Brewster Flats, reporting he was unhappy with the lack of any evacuation notice.
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