Mayor Condon Directs Flags Flown at Half-Staff to Honor Firefighters Who Died

Marlene Feist, Utilities Communications Manager, (509) 625-6505

Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 3:15 p.m.

Spokane  Mayor David Condon has directed that Washington State and United States flags at all City facilities be lowered to half-staff today, Aug. 20, through Sunday, Aug. 23, in memory of the three U.S. Forest Service firefighters who lost their lives battling a wildfire near Twisp.

“The Spokane community grieves with the rest of the state of Washington over the deaths of these firefighters working in the Methow River Valley. Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of those firefighters,” says Mayor Condon. “We are experiencing an unprecedented fire season in our state, and we are truly grateful for the many men and women who are putting themselves in harm’s way to protect all of us.”

Other government entities, citizens, and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

As wildfire season continues, citizens can get updates on the fires in our state and the western U.S. through a variety of sources:

The Red Cross is accepting financial donations to assist wildfire victims in Washington. Go to to contribute.