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Cooler weather helps fight massive Washington wildfire
Cooler weather helps fight massive Washington wildfire

Cooler weather has helped firefighters battle Washington state’s mammoth Carlton Complex blaze, which is about 16% contained, officials said on Tuesday. In the latest update, officials said "moderated fire behavior has allowed for good progress in line construction,” against the largest wildfire in state history. Officials estimated that more than 150 homes have been destroyed and 1,103 structures are threatened. The Carlton fire, started as four blazes caused by lightning on July 14 that converged into one giant fire about 200 miles from Seattle and 7 miles south of the community of Twisp, Wash. One fatality has been reported, Rob Koczewski, 67, who died from an...

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