Washington and Oregon crews just aren’t big enough for the wildfires in Washington state, so officials are calling Canada for help.
More than 100 firefighters and support crew were expected to arrive Sunday and today, said Carol Connolly, a spokeswoman for the Northwest Coordination Center, which manages forest fires in Washington and Oregon.
The Canadians are joining about 3,500 Washington and Oregon crews fighting five large fires in Washington state.
The largest wildfire in Washington is a complex of fires burning over about one square mile in the Wenatchee area. The Wenatchee complex is only 17 percent contained and has forced hundreds of people out of their homes.The Associated Press