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Gov. Inslee tours wildfire damage across Washington


September 17, 2020

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Gov. Jay Inslee toured fire damage this week in Pierce and Whitman counties as wildfires around the state set historic records for acres burned in just five days.

OLYMPIA – More than 629,000 acres have been consumed by wildfire in Washington state since Monday. Washington, along with Oregon and California, is experiencing some of the largest fires in their states' respective histories in just the last week.

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a  proclamation  Thursday in response to damage from several wildfires across the state. The proclamation will help families and individuals impacted by wildfires with cash assistance for immediate needs.

The assistance provided through DSHS' Family Emergency Assistance Program has also been expanded to serve individuals...

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