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Sheriff: 3 firefighters killed in Washington state wildfire


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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Three firefighters have been killed and three to four more have been injured while battling raging wildfires, a sheriff in north-central Washington state said Wednesday.

Okanogan (oh-kah-NAH'-guhn) County Sheriff Frank Rogers said Wednesday evening that the deaths in a wildfire near the town of Twisp had been confirmed. He said he was not immediately releasing further details.

Gov. Jay Inslee also confirmed the deaths, saying his heart breaks over the loss of life and that conditions remain extremely dangerous.

Earlier Wednesday, authorities urged people in Twisp and nearby Winthrop to evacuate because of a fast-moving wildfire, one of many burning throughout the Northwest.Scissors-32x32.png

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