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Newhouse Statement on Loss of Three Firefighters Battling Twisp Blaze

August 19, 2015
Press Release

SUNNYSIDE – Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after learning of the tragic loss of three firefighters while battling a wildfire near Twisp:

“I offer my deepest condolences to the loved ones of the three firefighters who fell in the line of duty while battling the wildfire near Twisp. We mourn their loss and honor their sacrifice. My prayers go out for a swift recovery for the four firefighters who have been injured, and we pray for the safety of those who continue to fight the fires, protecting the lives and property of our neighbors. I encourage local residents to take every precaution as conditions remain dangerous and to comply with evacuation orders and emergency management. Now that Governor Inslee has requested federal assistance, I will support his request at the federal level."