seattlepi.com, Joshua Bessex, Associated Press
A large cloud rises over wildfires in Eastern Washington as seen from University District at sunset on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. Worsening wildfire activity has prompted the governor's offices in both Washington and Oregon to declare a state of emergency, a move that enables state officials to call up the National Guard. In Washington, that declaration covers 30 eastern Washington counties.
SPOKANE, Wash. — A wildfire burning in Washington state's scenic Methow Valley has burned at least two homes.
The fast-growing Carlton Complex of fires covers 28 square miles of the scenic valley near the town of Twisp.
Fire spokesman Jacob McCann says two primary residences have burned. He says there are unconfirmed reports that eight other homes have burned.