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Mormons Step Up as Yakima Pitches In for Okanogan Complex Firefighters

Yakima-based Haney Trucking is hauling a load of Yakima's help for firefighters battling the Okanagan Complex, but it's taken some serious volunteer efforts to get the donated food, clothing and other supplies packed and loaded up.

Fortunately, local Mormons have stepped it up, and they deserve our thanks.

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The Department of Natural Resources Says ‘No More Volunteers’

State Department of Natural Resources officials are closing down volunteer-intake centers and saying they have all the help they need to fight Washington's largest fire ever -- the Okanogan Complex.

Thousands of volunteers have gone through crash-course fire training, helped operate heavy equipment and directed other other volunteers to community service opportunities since the call for help went out last week, but for the moment the needs are being met DNR announced in a Thursday morning tweet.

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By: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News
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Yakima Fire Stations Collecting Donations for Okanogan Blaze

The wildfires that have consumed much of Washington are now making it difficult to provide even basic supplies for crews battling the blazes, especially in the Okanogan Valley.

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Courtesy: Brandon Tarango
Courtesy: Brandon Tarango
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Yakima Residents Capture Spectacular Smoky Sunsets Caused By Washington State Wildfires [PHOTOS]

Probably the only silver lining to the numerous wildfires consuming much of Washington state -- and which are enveloping the Yakima Valley with smoke -- is the spectacular sunsets the past couple of nights.

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Emergency-Service Agencies Host ‘Keeping Cool WIth Safety School’ On Sept. 12

Stop, drop and roll! Stop, look and listen.Those are some of the words you will hear at the Yakima Police Department's "Keep Cool With Safety School" project on Sept. 12 at the lower fields at Selah High School!

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Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images
Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images
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Washington State Wildfire Info Center

The folks at NBC-TV affiliate KING 5 in Seattle have compiled a helpful list of links to help those concerned and interested keep up with the latest on the Washington wildfires spreading across the state:

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Continues; U.S. Forest Service and BLM Getting the Blame for Wildfires

The Trans-Pacific Partnership remains doable but increasingly harder as the U.S. Presidential election moves closer. Australian Federal Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb said “the last few yards are very difficult...

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Category: Ag News, Wildfires

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