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  • Obama orders federal help for state, local firefighting

    President Barack Obama ordered federal aid to state and local agencies fighting wildfires in Washington. In signing an emergency declaration Friday morning, Obama authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to …

  • UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 21, 2015, 12:34 p.m.

    Obama signs Emergency Declaration for Washington

    President Barack Obama ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts to the Washington wildfires.

  • Inslee files request for federal fire disaster aid

    OLYMPIA – Central Washington families, businesses and governments need federal aid to help cover losses from this summer’s wildfires, Gov. Jay Inslee said in a request to the federal government. …

  • Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

    OLYMPIA — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under control. With more rain in the forecast, …

  • National Guard deploys 2 helicopters to WA fire

    WENATCHEE, Wash. — The Washington National Guard deployed two helicopters equipped with water buckets today to help crews battling a wildfire near Wenatchee.