Gov. Inslee Declares State Of Emergency
The wildfires raging throughout the state have prompted Gov. Jay Inslee to issue a State of Emergency.
Both of the two big fires our in our backyard are more than several thousand acres and growing.
Inslee said available firefighting resources may not be adequate to address the outbreak of simultaneous large wildfires under current weather conditions.
Under the order all state resources are mobilized:
“As a result of this event, I also hereby order into active state service the organized militia of Washington State to include the National Guard and the State Guard, or such part thereof as may be necessary in the opinion of The Adjutant General, to perform such duties as directed by competent authority of the Washington Military Department in addressing this event. Additionally, the Washington State Emergency Operations Center is instructed to coordinate all incident-related assistance to the affected areas.”
— KOMO News (@komonews) September 3, 2017