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The Latest: Firefighter critically injured in Washington has burns over 60 percent of body

  • A fire-retardant airplane passes near the sun turned orange with smoke as a wildfire burns near Twisp, Wash. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    A fire-retardant airplane passes near the sun turned orange with smoke as a wildfire burns near Twisp, Wash. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • The sun rises in smokey air over a burnt-out ridge along Twisp River Road in Twisp, Wash. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, the day after three firefighters were killed fighting a wildfire near the town.  Firefighters on several fronts are fighting against raging wildfires advancing on towns in the north-central part of the state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    The sun rises in smokey air over a burnt-out ridge along Twisp River Road in Twisp, Wash. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, the day after three firefighters were killed fighting a wildfire near the town. Firefighters on several fronts are fighting against raging wildfires advancing on towns in the north-central part of the state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • A wildfire burns behind a home on Twisp River Road, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 in Twisp, Wash. Authorities on Wednesday afternoon urged people in the north-central Washington town to evacuate because of a fast-moving wildfire. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    A wildfire burns behind a home on Twisp River Road, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 in Twisp, Wash. Authorities on Wednesday afternoon urged people in the north-central Washington town to evacuate because of a fast-moving wildfire. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

The latest on wildfires in Washington state that killed three firefighters (all times local):

9:50 a.m.

A firefighter critically injured battling blazes in Washington state has burns over about 60 percent of his body.

Officials at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle said Thursday he is a 25-year-old man from Puyallup.

Three firefighters were killed Wednesday and three others injured as crews fought raging wildfires advancing on towns in the north-central part of the state, some of the many blazes burning uncontrolled throughout the arid West.

It's unclear if all the casualties happened in the same area.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was scheduled to speak Thursday morning after getting a briefing from fire officials.