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Inslee seeks federal aid

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SPOKANE — Gov. Jay Inslee asked President Obama today to declare parts of Eastern Washington a major disaster area because of wildfires that have destroyed more than 300 homes this year.

A declaration would provide federal assistance to help families, business owners and local governments recover from the wildfires.

Inslee sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, asking for federal aid for Chelan and Okanogan counties and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

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