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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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A Washington state firefighter badly burned in an accident during a fire that killed three of his comrades has made some progress, and his doctor is hopeful he will make a full recovery.

Resources Falling Short as Washington Wildfire Grows Into Historic Monster

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Firefighters Try To Kill Chelan Complex Fire's Momentum

Volunteers Join Fire Fight Volunteers Join Fire Fight Volunteers Join Fire Fight Volunteers Join Fire Fight

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

Officials Announce Arson Arrest in 'King' Wildfire Officials Announce Arson Arrest in 'King' Wildfire Officials Announce Arson Arrest in 'King' Wildfire Officials Announce Arson Arrest in 'King' Wildfire
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Officials Announce Arson Arrest in 'King' Wildfire

Suspected Arsonist Held on $10 Million Bail for California Blaze

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Dozens of Wildfires Scorch California

Wildfire Evacuees Vent Frustrations Wildfire Evacuees Vent Frustrations Wildfire Evacuees Vent Frustrations Wildfire Evacuees Vent Frustrations
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Wildfire Evacuees Vent Frustrations

Wildfires in California Are 'Burning at Explosive Rates' Wildfires in California Are 'Burning at Explosive Rates' Wildfires in California Are 'Burning at Explosive Rates' Wildfires in California Are 'Burning at Explosive Rates'
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Wildfires in California Are 'Burning at Explosive Rates'

California Wildfires: Heat, Drought Hamper Fight to Save Homes

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Crews Burn Forests to Stop Spread of California's King Fire

See Helicopter Siphon Water to Battle California Wildfire

California Wildfire Ravages Small Town of Weed

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Firefighters Battle California Wildfire

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School Children Evacuated as Wildfire Looms in California

Spreading California Wildfires Destroy 100 Homes, Devastates Town

New California Wildfire Evacuates 1,000 More Homes

Southern California Heat Wave Raises Fire Risk

California Fire Crews Battle Growing Gulch Blaze as Evacuations Ordered

Yosemite 'Meadow' Fire Progressing 'Rapidly'

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Rescue on Half Dome: Hikers Escape Yosemite Wildfire

Hikers Airlifted to Safety From Yosemite Wildfire

Wildfire Prompts Hundreds of Evacuations Near Yosemite

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California Wildfire Seen From Space

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WorldView-3 Satellite Sees Wildfire Beneath the Smoke

First Fires, Now Floods: More Rain Brings New Woe to Washington

California Wildfires Threaten Hundreds of Yosemite Homes California Wildfires Threaten Hundreds of Yosemite Homes California Wildfires Threaten Hundreds of Yosemite Homes California Wildfires Threaten Hundreds of Yosemite Homes
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California Wildfires Threaten Hundreds of Yosemite Homes

Crews Make Progress Battling Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park

Fire Gets Closer to Oregon Homes, Forcing More to Leave Fire Gets Closer to Oregon Homes, Forcing More to Leave Fire Gets Closer to Oregon Homes, Forcing More to Leave Fire Gets Closer to Oregon Homes, Forcing More to Leave
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Fire Gets Closer to Oregon Homes, Forcing More to Leave

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Family Returns to Restaurant Ravaged by California Wildfire

California Wildfires: Storms, Lightning Could Start New Blazes

Wildfire West: Several Blazes Burn in California, Washington, Oregon

Emergency Declared in California as Dozen Wildfires Burn

Teen Faces Arson Charges in Cocos Fire That Destroyed Homes

Yosemite National Park Wildfire Swells, Threatens Giant Sequoias