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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell: Wildfires need separate disaster funding

OMAK, Wash. – Wildfires need to be funded as the disasters they are, leaving critical fire prevention budgets in place for thinning dense forest stands, rehabilitating areas after wildfires and making sure communities are more resilient to fire. That was the main message from U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, who visited the North Star and Tunk Block fire camp in Omak on Monday for a briefing from fire commanders. 

Washington wildfires ‘creeping’ in improved weather

The cooler weather with occasional rain showers this week has slowed the advance of numerous wildfires in the region, allowing crews to devote more efforts to create fire lines to keep the massive blazes in check.

Fire growth slows, smoke heads west

After a week of deadly fires forcing evacuations of whole towns and pushing fire officials to scramble for more help, Saturday was calm. Or as calm as it could be with more than 600 square miles of the state scorched or on fire.