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Thousands Honor Three Fallen Firefighters at Wenatchee Memorial Service

WENATCHEE (AP) — Several thousand people gathered Sunday to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling wildfires in Washington state.

Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell in a eulogy says the three dedicated their lives to protecting national forests and the communities around them, and for that everyone should be grateful

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Sunday Memorial Service Honors Three Firefighters Who Died Fighting Okanogan Complex

WENATCHEE (AP) — A service for the three firefighters who died while battling the Okanogan Complex of wildfires last week will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Toyota Center in Wenatchee.

The memorial service for 20-year-old Tom Zbyszewski, 26-year-old Andrew Zajac and 31-year-old Richard Wheeler will be held about 90 miles south of where they died last week in Twisp

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Yakima Fire Stations Collecting Donations for Okanogan Blaze

The wildfires that have consumed much of Washington are now making it difficult to provide even basic supplies for crews battling the blazes, especially in the Okanogan Valley.

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Thousands Answer State’s Plea for Volunteer Firefighters

OMAK (AP) — Washington officials say more than 3,000 people have called and emailed in response to the state's request for volunteer help with wildfires.

The bad fire season has been severely straining resources

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This Year’s El Nino Could be the Strongest in 50 Years; Partnership Between USDA and NASA Expanded

El Nino has strengthened steadily during the past month, approaching the “strong category”. El Nino is so strong this go round that it could wind up be the strongest El Nino event in 50 years. El Nino rarely

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Yakima Fire Department Walked the Relay for Life in Full Gear [VIDEO]

The Relay for Life saw a lot of teams and individuals walking — and sometimes jogging — for a great cause. One annual tradition is to see the Yakima Fire Department walking in their full set-up.

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19 Firefighters Dead in Arizona Wildfires

YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) — Fire crews in Arizona are trying to control a blaze that killed 19 elite firefighters and destroyed 200 homes.

The National Weather Service says there's a 30 percent of thunderstorms and showers Monday in the Yarnell area.

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Two Men Escape Abandoned House Fire

Two men injured in a house fire Friday in Yakima were treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle over the weekend. Both were being treated for smoke inhalation. The two were among four people who were inside the abandoned home on the 400 block of North Fifth Avenue when the fire started Friday morning

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Elderly Mabton Couple Severely Burned in House Fire

An elderly couple from Mabton was severely burned and taken to a Seattle hospital Tuesday morning after a fire destroyed their home. Investigators say the woman sustained burns over 60% of her body

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Landlords Must Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors by Jan. 1st

Effective Jan. 1st, state law says landlords must install carbon monoxide detectors on their properties. Homes built after 2009, already have them. They were not required before that. Firefighters wish there were a requirement for every home

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