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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Firefighters holding their own against giant blaze

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Firefighters holding their own against giant blaze

CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — Officials say firefighters are holding their own against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames. The National Weather Service had issued a red-flag warning Thursday for the fires near Okanogan, saying the weather conditions had the potential to spread the […]

Firefighters holding their own against giant blaze

CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — Officials say firefighters are holding their own against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames.

The National Weather Service had issued a red-flag warning Thursday for the fires near Okanogan, saying the weather conditions had the potential to spread the flames.

But fire spokesman Bernie Pineda says fire lines are holding and portions of the 450-square mile fire were actually burning back on itself because of winds.

The blazes have killed three firefighters and burned at least 40 homes and 40 outbuildings.

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