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.