IsraAID helps Residents after Wildfire Devastation in Washington State

IsraAID Washington July 2014An IsraAID team has traveled to Methow Valley (Okanogan County), Washington, to assist families who lost their homes following extensive wildfires in the region.

IsraAID Washington July 2014_2The team is in contact with Jewish and non-Jewish counterparts on the ground and in Seattle to coordinate their efforts.

IsraAid July 2014-3Although federal crews have reported good progress in containing massive fires in north-central Washington that have burned for more than 10 days, officials last Friday confirmed that hundreds of homes were destroyed in the inferno, double what they had previously estimated.

IsraAID Washington July 2014-4The fire, known as the Carlton Complex, is the largest in Washington state’s history, having eclipsed the 1902 Yacolt Burn in southwest Washington.

IsraAid Washington Juky 2014-5photos courtesy IsraAID