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3 Washington firefighters die after vehicle crashes, flames likely overtook them


TWISP, Wash. — Three U.S. Forest Service firefighters died after their vehicle crashed and was likely caught by flames as they battled a blaze Wednesday in Washington state, authorities said. Four other firefighters were injured.

The casualties came as firefighters on several fronts fought against raging wildfires advancing on towns in the north-central part of the state.

The accident occurred near the town of Twisp, the National Forest Service said, relaying information from Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.


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