Heartwarming photo emerges from Washington state wildfire battle

SEATTLE (WUSA9) -- A wildfire burning in north central Washington is now the largest in state history.

The Okanogan Complex of wildfires has now torched 400 square miles, surpassing last year's Carlton Complex blazes, and is expected to grow.

The Okanogan Complex is made up of the 9 Mile, Beaver Lake, Twisp River, Lime Belt and Tunk Block fires. About 1,250 people are battling the fires, which are 10% contained and threaten over 5,000 homes. Among those firefighters is Daisy Whitelaw. A photo shows a heartwarming moment of Whitelaw with one of the horses rescued from the wildfires.

She told our news partners at KING5, "I promised I would save them... We did. He hugged me the best way he could and said thank you." 

More photos of heroes on the front lines

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Contributing: KING5


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