Homeowners frantically asked for help as a swiftly moving wildfire headed toward their houses, 911 audio calls show, and dispatchers tried to clear up confusion over injured firefighters from a blaze in Washington state that ultimately killed three firefighters.
The Aug. 19 fire near Twisp, Washington, also injured four firefighters -- one critically.
The dispatch recordings were released to The Associated Press on Friday by the Okanogan County Sheriff's Office in response to a records request.
"Send somebody fast please," one of the first callers to report the fire told dispatchers. "I just looked out my window, and the fire is coming up the hill right towards my house.