An airplane tanker drops fire retardant on a wildfire north of Twisp Aug. 21. Massive wildfires expanding across arid Washington state have so overtaxed firefighters that the federal government declared an emergency, and state officials took the unprecedented step of seeking volunteers to help fight the flames.
An airplane tanker drops fire retardant on a wildfire north of Twisp Aug. 21. Massive wildfires expanding across arid Washington state have so overtaxed firefighters that the federal government declared an emergency, and state officials took the unprecedented step of seeking volunteers to help fight the flames. Ted S. Warren AP
An airplane tanker drops fire retardant on a wildfire north of Twisp Aug. 21. Massive wildfires expanding across arid Washington state have so overtaxed firefighters that the federal government declared an emergency, and state officials took the unprecedented step of seeking volunteers to help fight the flames. Ted S. Warren AP

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