Reps. MacEwen and Griffey praise first responders, pledge support in wake of Matlock wildfire

Reps. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, and Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, are pledging support for those affected by the Deckerville Fire in the Matlock area of Mason County. The fire burned more than 150 acres in the rural area west of Shelton, and was brought under control late Sunday.

“My heart breaks for those affected by the fire, many of whom have lost everything,” said Griffey. “We are a tight-knit community, and I know we will rally around our friends and neighbors who have lost so much. I am also very grateful to the emergency responders from Mason County, neighboring counties, and the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) who once again showed their bravery in the face of a dangerous and unpredictable fire. In the coming days and weeks, I will continue to do all I can to ensure the families affected have the resources they need to rebuild.”

MacEwen also praised the efforts of first responders and pledged support for the community.

“Like most people living and working in this community, we know someone who was affected by this fire. They are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” MacEwen said. “I greatly appreciate the efforts of the more than 200 first responders who battled this fire throughout the weekend. We're in the middle of one of the more dangerous fire seasons in recent memory, and this is a reminder of how quickly a fire can spread under these conditions. Dan and I will work to help those displaced by the fire get the resources they need. We are a strong community and we are all ready to help.”

According to DNR, donations are being coordinated by the Matlock Community Church. Those who would like to make donations are asked to call 360-426-3091 to see what items are needed.

Affected residents who need information or assistance with fire recovery should contact the Mason County Emergency Operations Center at 360-427-9670 extension 806.

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