U.S. Congressman Doc Hastings (R-Pasco) and U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement today on the firefighting efforts underway in Central Washington:
"Our hearts go out to those Washingtonians and communities that have been impacted by the catastrophic wildfires now burning in north Central Washington. We are in close communication with the federal, state, and local authorities on the ground and we are committed to ensuring that the necessary resources and authorities are available to respond to this devastating fire. We extend our gratitude to our firefighters and other first responders who are working tirelessly on this effort."