Statement by Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell on the Tragic Loss of Three Firefighters in Washington

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Date: August 20, 2015
Contact: Jessica Kershaw,

WASHINGTON  – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued the following statement today on the tragic loss of three U.S. Forest Service firefighters near Twisp, Washington:

"My heart goes out to the families and fellow firefighters of these fallen heroes as we mourn their loss in service to others. I join the entire Interior Department family in honoring their courage and sacrifice and standing with their loved ones in their time of grief. This is a stark reminder of the dangers faced by our Nation's brave firefighters each day.

"As fires continue to burn across the West, we continue to ask that residents and communities do their part to support firefighters by making your homes fire-wise and having a wildfire action plan for your family."

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