Malott surveys damage as fire continues

by: Nick McGurk Updated:

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MALOTT, Wash. —

At least a handful of homes and structures Friday night burned in Malott, a small town in central Washington hit by the massive Carlton Complex Fires.
 
On Saturday, smoke filled the sky and the air. KIRO 7 saw at least two homes burned by the fire, as well as many other structures.
"It's really heart wrenching. For me, I cried a lot,” said Catrena Lyon, who runs the Malott County Store.
She closed the business Saturday after evacuating Friday night.
"I've never seen a fire where it's around so many towns at once,” said Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.
 
"It's come a long ways, and it's just kind of all over,” said Rogers about the fire, which officials say has burned dozens of homes and structures in total.
 
Though Malott was evacuated Friday night, many residents on Saturday returned.
 
"We're gonna see how it goes from here. Hopefully, it's gonna get better, that's what I'm hoping for,” said Lyon.