UPDATE: 8:39 PM Governor Inslee's office has issued the following statement:
"Last week Trudi and I wanted to express comfort for the communities suffering from devastating fires. When I visited some of these areas, I took some apples we picked from our tree in Olympia. We regret this mistake. This is a good reminder of the importance of awareness around apple quarantine.
"We appreciate the Washington State Department of Agriculture's efforts to help recover these apples and we are assisting to help make that happen."
The Washington State Department of Agriculture said the governor will not be fined. The department said standard practice is to focus on education rather than fines in such situations.
BREAKING: Apples Gov. Inslee brought to Malden had apple maggot larvae, according Douglas County.