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PHOTOS JUST IN: Devastation from Carlton Complex; 300 homes burned

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TWISP, Wash. (AP) - The Okanogan County Sheriff says the Carlton Complex wildfire has many more homes than previously thought.

Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday that the Carlton Complex fire has consumed about 300 homes this month. His office previously placed the number at 150, but he said then he knew it would rise because officials hadn't been able to reach some burned areas.

Rogers said he and his deputies have driven 750 miles of roadway through the devastated area, and "every road lost something." He said the blackened area looks like a moonscape, and he's seen hundreds of dead livestock.

The fire was started by lightning on July 14th and has burned about 400 square miles, becoming the largest wildfire in WA state history.

Photographer, Sy Stepanov gave us permission to share these devastating photos of the destruction caused by the Carlton Complex fire.

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