Nat'l Guard Responds to Fires

The Washington National Guard deployed two water carrying helicopters today to help crews battling a wildfire near Wenatchee.

Yesterday, Governor Chris Gregoire signed an emergency declaration for all the state's counties east of the Cascades.  National guard helicopters are among the resources authorized by that proclamation.

Seven large complexes of fires have burned across 229 square miles in Eastern Washington.  Nearly 3,000 firefighters are digging firelines and burning dry grass to try to stop the flames.