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Governor to appeal federal denial of some aid to fire victims

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OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that he will appeal a federal denial of some of the disaster relief he requested for victims of Central and Eastern Washington fires.

In a letter to Inslee Tuesday, the feds denied “individual assistance” to help fire victims pay for basic needs or to rebuild their uninsured homes, saying that the severity and magnitude of the damage didn’t warrant this type of federal aid.

“I’m shocked,” said Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers. “We…

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