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.
That covers the areas…