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Washington Governor Calls Fires 'Slow-Motion Disaster'

Firefighters were keeping a wary eye Thursday on big wildfires that Gov. Jay Inslee described as a “slow-motion disaster.” The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning for the largest wildfire, the Okanogan Complex, saying rising temperatures, falling humidity and increasing winds had the potential to spread the flames on Thursday afternoon. “The heat coming back on us early is going to be a problem,” said Rick Isaacson, spokesman for the fire that grew to 450 square miles on...

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