Washington wildfire burns power transmission line

OKANOGAN, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in north-central Washington say a wildfire that has burned across more than 3 square miles also burned a main power transmission line for western Okanogan County, temporarily cutting power to the towns of Twisp and Winthrop.

County Emergency Manager Scott Miller said Monday evening that utility crews hope to restore power within 24 hours. He says the fire that started earlier Monday is 80 percent contained. One outbuilding has burned.

The B & O Fire also temporarily closed some roads but they have reopened. The fire’s cause is not yet known.

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