Firefighters battle wildfires in Okanogan County. Photos taken by the Associated Press and The Seattle Times.

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Photojournalists from The Seattle Times and The Associated Press are on the ground and in the air to show the enormity of the Washington wildfires. Check back for updates and read our coverage here.

Dave Hilton expressed frustration with the lack of response to the area as he surveyed the burned-out wreck of his mother’s home in Okanogan. Hilton says the fire crept unaddressed for days. (Bettina Hansen & Lauren Frohne / The Seattle Times)
Aug. 21, 2015: “We just have a lot invested here,” says Jim Brown of Okanogan as he prepares to leave his home. With the state’s resources tapped, community members are signing up to be volunteer firefighters. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times).
Footage from above Chelan and Okanogan counties as wildfires burn. At least 18 large fires are raging throughout the state, and a dry, windy forecast calls for worsening conditions across North Central Washington. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

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