SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The small town of Pateros, Washington state is being emptied out ahead of a wind-whipped wildfire that has burned at least 35 homes in Okanogan County.

Also getting the evacuation notice is a hospital in nearby Brewster.

Sheriff Frank Rogers says "there's nobody in Pateros" except a few "stragglers," and he says the fire is burning in the town.

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