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More resources on way to fight wildfires

08.24.15 — More Guard on the way, new Mobilization Center formed at Fairchild Air Force Base to assist with firefighting efforts. Read More »

Inslee announces approval of federal Emergency Declaration

08.21.15 — Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that President Obama's Administration approved his request for a federal Emergency.... Read More »

WMD Disaster Alert: Wildfires Burning Across State

The state Emergency Operations Center is activated at a Phase III level in support of multiple fires burning across our state. For updates, follow WA EMD on Twitter. DNR also has fire updates on Twitter. Use hashtag #wawildfire to see latest updates. Follow EMD on Facebook here. The Washington National Guard has been deployed with information here with their Facebook here.  Resources: www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/washington-wildfire-resources. En español: http://cha.wa.gov/wildfire-resources/

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Guard fights fires in Eastern Washington
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Guard fights fires in Eastern Washington

Guard fights fires in Eastern Washington

See why the Cadre make the difference at Washington Youth Academy
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See why the Cadre make the difference at Washington Youth Academy

The Washington Youth Academy is giving a second chance to youths who have dropped out of high school or are on their verge of dropping out. Learn about the cadre and teachers at the academy in Bremerton.

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