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State Emergency Operations Center 

State fire assistance authorized for North Star Fire


State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the North Star Fire near the city of Nespelem. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources on August 19, 2015, at 5 pm at the request of the city of Nespelem Fire Department.

The fire started on August 13, 2015, at approximately 3:30 pm. The cause of the North Star Fire is cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire has grown to approximately 45,632 acres, and is thre...

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