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Washington firefighters holding their own against giant Okanogan wildfire despite high winds


CHELAN, Wash. — Firefighters were holding their own against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames.

The National Weather Service had issued a red-flag warning earlier in the day for the fires near Okanogan, saying weather conditions had the potential to spread the flames.

"All the lines are holding," Bernie Pineda, spokesman for the 450-square-mile fire, said Thursday afternoon.


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