LODD: 3 Firefighter Killed and 4 Other Firefighter Injured Battling a Wildfire in Twisp, Washington

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It is with great sadness that we share the news of 3 Firefighters that were killed today in the line of duty. The Firefighters were battling a wildfire in Twisp, WA when the wind suddenly shifted and they were overcome by the fire. 4 other Firefighters were also injured, suffering burns and are all expected to survive their injuries. The firefighters were with the U.S. Forest Service. We would like to extend our prayers and sympathy to the family and friends of the fallen Firefighters. Governor Jay Inslee released this statement:

“I was just told that three firefighters died while battling the Twisp fire and four were injured. My heart breaks over the loss of life. I know all Washington joins me and Trudi in sending our prayers to the families of these brave firefighters. They gave their lives to protect others. It was their calling, but the loss for their families is immense and I know the community will come together to support them. We will also keep the injured firefighters in our prayers. The conditions throughout the area remain extremely dangerous and I hope residents and visitors will heed evacuation orders or other emergency directions.” 

 

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