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Western Wildfires

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Hot, dry weather has fueled wildfires across the West much earlier in the year than expected.

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It has not been confirmed that the two bodies found near the Border Fire in the area of Potrero were killed by the blaze burning since June 19.

Death Toll Could Rise in Central California Wildfire, Authorities Warn

Possible Human Remains Found in Aftermath of Deadly California Wildfire

Two Dead in California Erskine Wildfire Near Sierra Nevada Mountains

2 Killed, Dozens of Homes Burn in Growing California Wildfire

Watch as Flames Threaten Los Angeles-Area Homes Watch as Flames Threaten Los Angeles-Area Homes Watch as Flames Threaten Los Angeles-Area Homes Watch as Flames Threaten Los Angeles-Area Homes
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Watch as Flames Threaten Los Angeles-Area Homes

Simmering Heat Fuels the Flames for Pair of California Wildfires

California Fire Crews Fight Sherpa Wildfire, Brace for 120-Degree Temps

Santa Barbara-Area Homeowners Forced to Flee Growing Sherpa Wildfire

Valley Fire Victims Still Picking Up the Pieces in California

Firefighters Gaining Control Over Explosive Ventura, California, Fire

Firefighter Burned in Deadly Washington Fire Leaves Hospital

California May Allow Inmate Firefighters With Violent Pasts

Fourth Body Found in California's Valley Fire, as Seven Now Dead in Blazes

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Displaced Lives Amid Charred Ruins of Valley Fire

California Wildfires Threaten Thousands More Homes

Californian Wildfires Threaten More Property, Claim Another Victim Californian Wildfires Threaten More Property, Claim Another Victim Californian Wildfires Threaten More Property, Claim Another Victim Californian Wildfires Threaten More Property, Claim Another Victim
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Californian Wildfires Threaten More Property, Claim Another Victim

California's Valley, Butte Fires Among Worst in State History

Two California Wildfires Destroy More Than 1,000 Homes

Owner Has Emotional Reunion With Dog Missing in California Wildfire

California Wildfires: Two More Bodies Found in Burn Zone of Valley Fire

Third Body Found in Aftermath of 'Butte Fire' in California

California Firefighters Make Progress Against Destructive Valley Fire

California Firefighter Forced to Tell His Mom Her House Was Burned

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California Wildfires Displace Thousands

Watch: Mad Dash to Escape Wildfires in Northern California

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Butte and Valley Wildfires Destroy California Homes

Four California Firefighters Suffer Burns While Battling Fast-Moving Blaze

Northern California Butte Fire Explodes to 100 Square Miles as Residents Evacuate

California Town of 2,700 Warned Ahead of Explosive Wildfire

California Wildfire Explodes to Nearly 15,000 Acres, Evacuations Ordered

Firefighter Daniel Lyon Improving After Being Badly Burned in Deadly Wildfire

Resources Falling Short as Washington Wildfire Grows Into Historic Monster

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Firefighters Try To Kill Chelan Complex Fire's Momentum

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Anheuser-Busch Sends 51K Cans of Water to Firefighters in West

On the Front Line of Oregon's Fire Fight On the Front Line of Oregon's Fire Fight On the Front Line of Oregon's Fire Fight On the Front Line of Oregon's Fire Fight

'Kind of Intoxicating': Wildfire Crews Find Beauty Amid the Flames

Okanogan Complex: Washington Wildfire Is Now Largest in State History

Washington Wildfires Rage as More Resources Arrive

Oregon Mobilizes More Guard Members as Fires Ravage West

President Obama Declares Emergency in Washington Amid Wildfires

Western Wildfires: Experts from Australia Will Help U.S. Firefighters

Three Firefighters Killed in Washington Blaze Identified

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Deadly Wildfire Rages in Washington State

Western Wildfires: Three Firefighters Killed After Crash in 'Hellstorm' Blaze

Three Firefighters Killed in Washington as Wildfires Spread Across West

Cash Burn: Why We're Spending More and More Fighting Wildfires

3D Animation Illustrates Challenges in Fighting Chelan Wildfire 3D Animation Illustrates Challenges in Fighting Chelan Wildfire 3D Animation Illustrates Challenges in Fighting Chelan Wildfire 3D Animation Illustrates Challenges in Fighting Chelan Wildfire
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3D Animation Illustrates Challenges in Fighting Chelan Wildfire

Western Wildfires: 200 Active-Duty Soldiers Will Help Fight Blazes

Raging Western Wildfires Are Burning Through Firefighting Budgets

Western Wildfires: Will New 'SuperTanker' 747 Help in Fight Against Raging Blazes?

Western Wildfires Trigger Evacuations in California, Oregon

Washington Wildfires Force Evacuations, as High Temps Raise Risk in California

$22 Million Oregon Wildfire Started by Lawnmower, Investigators Say

New Wildfire in California Grows as Progress Is Made Against Another

Falling Tree Kills California Firefighter Near Lake Tahoe

Calif. Wildfire Evacuees Allowed to Return as Firefighters Control Blaze

Residents Return to Devastation After Massive California Wildfire

Cooler Temps Help California Firefighters, But Wildfire Battle Far from Over

Erratic Rocky Fire in California Continues to Grow

California Wildfires: Air Force Reserves Drafted In to Battle Blazes

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Enormous Rocky Fire Blazes Through California

California Wildfires: 13,000 Under Evacuation Orders as Rocky Fire Rages

Rocky Fire in California Swells to 54,000 Acres

Rocky Fire: Large California Blaze Grows, Evacuations Ordered

California Wildfires Kill Firefighter, Force Hundreds From Homes

Firefighter Dies Battling Wildfire in California

California Firefighters Make Progress in Napa County Wildfire

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Wragg Fire Wreaks Havoc on California Wine Country

'When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go': Pooping Cyclist Blamed for Idaho Wildfire

'Apocalyptic' Wragg Fire Races Through Thousands of California Acres

California Wildfire Near Napa Grows to 5,000 Acres

Drones Hampered Firefighters Battling Blaze That Torched Cars on Calif. Freeway

Cars Catch Fire After California Wildfire Jumps Freeway

'Heinous Act': Arson Blamed for One in Five California Wildfires

Help From Above: Air Attack Is a Lifesaver During Fire Season

Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Chokes Cities Across North America Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Chokes Cities Across North America Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Chokes Cities Across North America Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Chokes Cities Across North America
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Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Chokes Cities Across North America

Canadian Wildfire Smoke Chokes Much of U.S.

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Washington Wildfire Consumes Homes and Businesses

Washington Wildfire Burns 4,000 Acres, Destroys Two Dozen Homes

Alaska Wildfires: Hundreds of Blazes Burn Across State

Drones Flying Over Huge California Fire Hindered Firefighters: Officials

500 Homes Evacuated Near California Wildfire

Better Weather Gives Crews a Leg Up on Alaska's Sockeye Wildfire

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Nearly 2,000 Fighting Huge Wildfire in California

Girl, 14, Convicted of Starting Massive California Fire

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Northern California Wildfire Mostly Contained but Wind Poses Hazards

Arson Arrest in Wildfire That Devastated California Town

Calif. Reactivates Air Tankers to Fight Yosemite's Dog Rock Wildfire

Dog Rock Fire Wildfire in Yosemite Rages Uncontained

Pilot Killed Battling Yosemite Wildfire Was 13-Year Veteran Pilot Killed Battling Yosemite Wildfire Was 13-Year Veteran Pilot Killed Battling Yosemite Wildfire Was 13-Year Veteran Pilot Killed Battling Yosemite Wildfire Was 13-Year Veteran
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Pilot Killed Battling Yosemite Wildfire Was 13-Year Veteran

Airtanker Crashes Near Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite Airtanker Crashes Near Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite Airtanker Crashes Near Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite Airtanker Crashes Near Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite
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Airtanker Crashes Near Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite

Pilot Killed Fighting Yosemite Wildfire Made 'Ultimate Sacrifice'

Crews Battling Huge California Wildfire Brace for Weather Shift

Massive California 'King' Wildfire Keeps 3,000 From Homes

Erratic Winds Flaming California's Massive 'King' Wildfire