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N.D. Guard not needed for Washington fires

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BISMARCK – Washington state has canceled its request for help from the North Dakota Army National Guard soldiers in fighting wildfires.

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Heavy rainfall has allowed Washington cancel about half of its aid requests, the North Dakota Guard said in a release Friday.

Two pilots, two crew chiefs and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the Guard's 1-112th Aviation Battalion were set to fight fires in Washington.

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