Obama declares federal disaster for WA wildfires

Obama declares federal disaster for WA wildfires

Obama declares federal disaster for WA wildfires

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 7:13 AM

President Barack Obama signed a federal emergency aid declaration due to the wildfires in Eastern Washington.

The declaration means the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will coordinate disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the fires, including the Carlton Complex Fire which is the largest wildfire in recorded state history.

READ: Obama offers federal help for Washington wildfires

Obama was in Seattle for fundraisers on Tuesday and spoke to Gov. Jay Inslee about the wildfires.
 

 

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