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Category: Wildfire
July 27, 2014 at 4:23 PM

State’s fires: Encouraging to see workers’ efforts

The Seattle Times’ story about the courageous people who lost everything in the wildfires moved me to tears [“Laborers lost a lot to fast-moving wildfire, now work to rebuild lives,” Local News, July 23]. It is amazing that some workers stayed behind as the inferno approached to rescue farm equipment that was not even…

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July 24, 2014 at 6:08 AM

Wash. fires show the power when we work together

The firefighting effort we’re witnessing in Eastern Washington shows that people work together quite well in the shadow of disaster [“State’s wildfires a reminder of nature’s force,” Opinion, July 23]. If you’re not one of the firefighters coming from all over the country, you’re in Brewster, Carlton, Pateros, Twisp or Winthrop making sure that…

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Comments | More in Wildfire | Topics: Brett Zalkan, Carlton Complex fire, Eastern Washington