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    Washington Governor Seeks Emergency Declaration

    Gov. Jay Inslee is calling on the White House for federal help in battling wildfires that killed three firefighters yesterday in the western U.S. state. Two towns have been evacuated, and the request — sent via the Federal Emergency Management Agency — says up to 11 counties could be impacted by the blazes that have already destroyed more than 50 homes and 235,000 acres of land. The U.S. president sent his “thoughts and prayers” for the victims’ families, and is mulling the declaration request, which could free up significant financial aid and direct assistance.

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