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By Rep. Dan Newhouse
Fourth District 

Weekly Column: We remember the Carlton Complex fire


Last updated 8/1/2019 at 11:49am

Five years ago, Washington state experienced the most catastrophic wildfire in its history. The Carlton Complex fire raged through Central Washington, burning more than a quarter of a million acres and leaving more than 500 homes and structures destroyed in its path.

More than 2,800 firefighters from across the country poured in to assist the firefight. Today, the communities, small businesses, and families of Okanogan County are still rebuilding and addressing the long-term consequences of this disaster.

We cannot go back in time to prevent the damage done in the summer of 2014, but we c...

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