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VIDEO: Helicopters brought in to protect Brewster from wildfires

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Fire crews called in a helicopter to drop water on the flames outside of Brewster on Friday. Fire crews called in a helicopter to drop water on the flames outside of Brewster on Friday.
BREWSTER, Wash. -

KHQ's Matt Rogers recorded video Friday of firefighters' efforts to protect the town of Brewster in north-central Washington.

Fire crews called in air support to dump water on a portion of the Carlton Complex fire on the hillside above Brewster. The town was evacuated Thursday night when the fire erupted as a result of the hot, windy weather that pushed the the region.

As many as 100 homes have burned in the fires that have swept over Brewster, Pateros, Twisp and surrounding areas. The complex of fires grew to an estimated 169,000 acres by Friday morning. The fires are nowhere near containment.

Also on Friday, as progress was being made on the nearby Mills Canyon Complex fires, some crews were diverted to lend a hand to firefighters battling the Carlton Complex.

Weather forecasters are calling for continued hot and windy weather through Friday evening and into Saturday.

 

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