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What led to 3 firefighters' death near Twisp
What led to 3 firefighters' death near Twisp (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Tragic Details of What Led to Death of 3 Firefighters Near Twisp, WA

According to news sources, here's a timeline of what happened that led to the firefighters losing their lives.

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Deadly Wildfire Rages In Washington State
Deadly Wildfire Rages In Washington State (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Okanogan Complex Fire Now Number One Priority in U.S.

Firefighters from Australia and even New Zealand have been added to the force battling the biggest wildfire in state history.

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Benton County Clean Air Authority conditions graph
Benton County Clean Air Authority conditions graph (Benton County Clean Air Authority)
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Tri-City Air Quality Deemed Unhealthy This Week Due to Fires

The Benton County Clean Air Authority rated Monday's air as 'unhealthy.'  According to their website, we are in a state of red.  Air pollution level was at 160, whereas last Friday when it was clear we were at 19.  And, it's not going to get better. We're currently in the bright red.

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National Guard fighting fires
National Guard fighting fires (Washington National Guard)
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Okanogan Complex Fire Now Largest in State History!

Local fire officials in Benton County say we're having a '100-year' fire season in Washington state.

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Washington state forced to ask for volunteer help
Washington state forced to ask for volunteer help (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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WA State Asks for Volunteer Fire Help – A First in State History

The wildfires burning throughout Washington state are so bad, officials are now doing something that's NEVER been done in our history - ask for volunteer fire help.

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National Guard in Oregon to fight fires
National Guard in Oregon to fight fires (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Oregon National Guard Activated to Help Fight Fires

Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued an order late Thursday activating soldiers from the Oregon National Guard to assist in firefighting efforts throughout the state.

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Fire danger closes Washington forests to industrial activities
Fire danger closes Washington forests to industrial activities (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Washington Forests Now Closed for Industrial Activities Due to Fires

It's what's being called a "Level 4" by the Department of Natural Resources. The closure applies to a variety of activities.

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Wildfires still running rampant
Wildfires still running rampant (Oregon Department of Forestry)
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Latest Washington – Oregon Wildfire Updates

It changes almost daily, the wildfire report in Washington and Oregon.

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Wildfires blazing across Northwest
Wildfires blazing across Northwest (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Just How Many Wildfires Are Burning in Washington, Oregon?

According to the latest reports, at least 7 major fires, and a number of smaller blazes, are being battled in Oregon and Washington.

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Fire smoke triggers air alert in Benton County
Fire smoke triggers air alert in Benton County (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Smoke From Fires Triggers Poor Air Alert in Benton County

Monday morning, the Benton County Clean Air Authority issued an air quality alert, especially for persons with respiratory issues.

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