Three Washington state firefighters killed battling wildfire: governor

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Posted: Aug 19, 2015 9:01 PM

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Three firefighters in Washington state were killed and four injured while battling a wildfire threatening the north-central town of Twisp, Governor Jay Inslee said in a statement on Wednesday.

"I was just told that three firefighters died while battling the Twisp fire and four were injured," Inslee said.

(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Sandra Maler)