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Three firefighters have been killed battling a wildfire in North Central Washington.

Correspondent Anna King brings us the sound of the front lines of the First Creek fire near Lake Chelan in north central Washington state.

Fires continue to burn around Lake Chelan in central Washington with the smoke now visible from space. Firefighters have the Chelan Complex fires about 60 percent contained but they're still battling other blazes and its unclear when all fires will be under control.

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As fires continue to burn through most of the Inland Northwest, people are looking for ways to help.

Where's The Rain In All These Thunderstorms?

Aug 19, 2015
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There are many large fires burning across the Northwest – many of them sparked by lightning. But thunderstorms that bring lightning should also mean rain. So why isn’t the rain dampening these fires?

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In addition to a request to provide US Military personnel for firefighting duty in the Northwest, fire officials says they have an option to get more aircraft to use as tankers. 

The Chelan Complex fires have grown to more than 112,000 acres and still have Lake Chelan surrounded. The air is so filled with smoke the horizon of the lake is no longer visible from the south end.

The Chelan Complex Fire in central Washington has now topped 100,000-acres and about 3,000 people have been evacuated.

Fires Crews Busy In NE Washington

Aug 17, 2015
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Fire crews are stretched to the limit battling blazes in Northeast Washington.

In Ferry County, about 300 firefighters are on the scene of the Stickpin fire near Curlew Lake, which is at 35,000 acres with no containment.

On the Colville Indian reservation, the 25,000 acre North Star fire threatens about 40 homes.

Near Lake Roosevelt, a fire that started on the Spokane Indian reservation has destroyed five homes, but threatens about 100 others. That fire is one of three that makes up the Stevens county complex of fires.