By Matthew Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Inslee discusses Gray Fire

State to seek federal aid


Last updated 8/20/2023 at 3:26pm

Matthew Stephens

The Gray Fire burned multiple homes along Freeman Drive in Medical Lake.

SPOKANE – One day after declaring a state of emergency in the state due to the wildfires burning, Governor Jay Inslee traveled to the area to discuss the issue.

The proclamation released on Aug. 19 says the state has experienced high temperatures mixed with very dry conditions.

The current fires are exhausting many available resources, and according to the document, these resources may not be adequate to deal with the current situation or any potential wildfire outbreaks in the coming months.

Following the proclamation, he visited several locations in the area. First, he went to see Lake...

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