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Wildfires continue to burn, destroy homes in Central Washington

Flynn Harmon of Cle Elum, Wash. sits on his ATV holding Loner, a German Wirehaired Pointer while looking for his other dog, Frida.
Flynn Harmon of Cle Elum, Wash. sits on his ATV holding Loner, a German Wirehaired Pointer while looking for his other dog, Frida.Jim Seida / NBC News

The fire that has burned grasslands, sage and timber in central Washington since Monday has destroyed approximately 60 homes. More than 20,000 acres are burning and the flames are only 25% contained as temperatures are expected to climb through the end of the week.

Helicopters drop water on the Taylor Bridge Fire just east of Cle Elum, Wash., Thursday, Aug. 16.
Helicopters drop water on the Taylor Bridge Fire just east of Cle Elum, Wash., Thursday, Aug. 16.Jim Seida / NBC News

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