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Northwest fires burn almost 1 million acres, dozens of homes
Northwest fires burn almost 1 million acres, dozens of homes

An eruption of lightning-sparked wildfires across the northwestern United States over the last two weeks has scorched almost a million acres of land in Washington and Oregon while threatening thousands of houses and buildings. Dozens of homes in separate communities were destroyed last week. In Washington, some places were left with nothing but charred foundations and scorched picket fences. As of Sunday, almost 9,000 firefighters and support personnel were battling more than 20 fires scattered across sparsely populated areas in both states. In total, the fires in Washington and Oregon have incinerated timber and range land across more than 1,200 square miles — an area larger than...

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