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Washington wildfire, biggest in state history, claims first fatality
Washington wildfire, biggest in state history, claims first fatality

A homeowner died over the weekend trying to save his home against what officials describe as the worst wildfire in state history, a blaze that has burned about 375 square miles and destroyed at least 150 homes.  The Carlton Complex fire in north-central Washington has also cut off electrical power to six communities and prompted hundreds of evacuations. The fire is about 2% contained, although officials said Monday that cooler weather and calmer winds Monday were improving their ability to battle the fire.  On Saturday, Robert E. Koczewski, 67, was fighting the blaze that was threatening his home, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank T. Rogers said Monday. Koczewski “and his...

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