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Evacuee on Carlton Complex fires: 'This fire is blowing my mind'

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Stephanie Brown, from Brewster, said she has received several calls from friends who have lost their home in the fires. Stephanie Brown, from Brewster, said she has received several calls from friends who have lost their home in the fires.
BREWSTER, Wash. - In the words of someone who has close friends hit hard by the devastating wildfires in north-central Washington, the Carlton Complex Fires are not just damaging homes, but completely erasing them.


Speaking with KHQ-TV on Friday morning, Stephanie Brown, from the town of Brewster, said she believed her home was still standing Friday morning, though she could not be sure. She and her family returned from camping Thursday only to be told by law enforcement officers to gather what she could and leave again. She took five minutes to grab what she could and get out.


"It's not damaging homes. It's completely erasing them." - Stephanie Brown, Brewster, Wash.


The devastation is amazing, she said.

“We’ve been getting a lot of texts and calls from friends who have lost their house,” said Brown. “And this fire – it’s blowing my mind, honestly. It’s not damaging homes. It’s completely erasing them. It’s right down to the foundation. There is literally nothing left.”

As many as 100 homes have burned in the communities of Brewster, Twisp, Pateros and surrounding areas.

“It’s devastating. It’s totally chaotic here,” said Brown.
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