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Tax refunds for wildfire-damaged homes in Okanogan

Tax refunds for wildfire-damaged homes in Okanogan

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OKANOGAN, Wash. – A few hundred people who lost their homes or other buildings in wildfires in north central Washington are getting property tax refunds.

Okanogan County Treasurer Leah McCormack says the county has sent out over $10,000 in tax refunds for lost structures and reduced property values because of the wildfires.

It is unclear how much more money the county will be refunding.

The county is readjusting property taxes for people who suffered losses in the state’s largest fire, known as the Carlton Complex.

That blaze about five miles southwest of Okanogan has destroyed about 400 square miles.

It was about 95 percent contained as of Sunday.

The Wenatchee World reports that the tax refunds will affect schools districts, hospitals, fire districts and other taxing districts.

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