U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) released the following statement regarding the ongoing wildfire situation in Washington State:
"My thoughts and prayers are with all the first responders and firefighters who are battling one of the worst fire seasons Washington State has seen and with the families that have lost or are in danger of losing their homes. We have not seen this kind of devastation in many years and we must now come together as a community to help our friends and neighbors.
"I thank those already risking so much battling these fires and helping others move to safety. I also thank those who are giving up their time to help feed and care for those who have been evacuated. They can't do it alone and need all of our help and support.
"I pray for the safety of all, for the first responders and firefighters, for the victims of the fire, for improved weather conditions and a quick end to the fires."