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Smoke rises from the area of a wildfire near Entiat, Wash., Friday, July 11, 2014. Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain the fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 30 square miles in central Washington. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
Smoke rises from the area of a wildfire near Entiat, Wash., Friday, July 11, 2014. Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain the fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 30 square miles in central Washington. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
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Crews battle wildfires in Washington, California

ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) -- Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 32 square miles in central Washington.

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A helicopter dumps water on a portion of the Funny River Fire, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in the Funny River community in Soldotna, Alaska. (AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, Rashah McChesney)
A helicopter dumps water on a portion of the Funny River Fire, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in the Funny River community in Soldotna, Alaska. (AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, Rashah McChesney)
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Alaska Wildfire Keeps Growing After Evacuations

Officials said that possible rain forecast this week in Alaska could help crews gain control over a massive wind-whipped wildfire that forced dozens of people to flee to shelters and move some of their animals to safety at rodeo grounds.

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The fires in Arizona add to a troubling start for the brush fire season in the west, beginning with multiple fires in Southern California last week, including this one in  Escondido, May 15. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
The fires in Arizona add to a troubling start for the brush fire season in the west, beginning with multiple fires in Southern California last week, including this one in Escondido, May 15. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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More Crews Headed to Spreading Arizona Wildfire

More crews are being sent to northern Arizona to battle a wind-whipped 450-acre wildfire near Slide Rock State Park in scenic Oak Creek Canyon.

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A wildfire climbs a canyon toward homes Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad as Southern California is in the grip of a heat wave. (AP Photo)
A wildfire climbs a canyon toward homes Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad as Southern California is in the grip of a heat wave. (AP Photo)
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Weary California Crews Prepare for More Wildfires

Firefighters scoured charred hillsides north of San Diego on Saturday to guard against a resurgence of flames that ripped through the region, while the last of tens of thousands of evacuees prepared to return home. For those battling a series of blazes for days, the relief was mixed with a sense of dread that drought-sapped vegetation, high temperatures and low humidity portend a long fire season ahead.

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Smoke plumes rise behind the  Marine Corps Camp Pendleton entrance Friday, May 16, 2014, in Oceanside, Calif. San Diego County officials said Friday five wildfires have been 100 percent contained. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Smoke plumes rise behind the Marine Corps Camp Pendleton entrance Friday, May 16, 2014, in Oceanside, Calif. San Diego County officials said Friday five wildfires have been 100 percent contained. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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Calmer Winds Help Tame California Wildfires

Calmer winds helped firefighters gain ground Saturday against fires that have destroyed homes and raced through nearly 20,000 acres of northern and eastern San Diego County brush land, while authorities have charged a man for adding fuel to one of the nearly dozen blazes.

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Fire engulfs a structure during a wildfire Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Escondido, Calif. One of the nine fires burning in San Diego County suddenly flared Thursday afternoon and burned close to homes, trigging thousands of new evacuation orders. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Fire engulfs a structure during a wildfire Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Escondido, Calif. One of the nine fires burning in San Diego County suddenly flared Thursday afternoon and burned close to homes, trigging thousands of new evacuation orders. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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Humans Cause Vast Majority of Wildfires Nationally

More than 72,600 wildfires are reported in the U.S. each year and humans are the primary cause, starting roughly six times more blazes than lightning strikes in a given year, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, which tracked fire causes between 2001 and 2013.

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A wildfire climbs a canyon toward homes Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad as Southern California is in the grip of a heat wave. (AP Photo)
A wildfire climbs a canyon toward homes Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad as Southern California is in the grip of a heat wave. (AP Photo)
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Raging Wildfires Threaten San Diego Suburbs

Officials say hundreds of new evacuation orders have been issued for the Southern California city of San Marcos where a wildfire continues burning out of control.

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Trees burned by the Rim Fire stand in Yosemite National Park
Trees burned by the Rim Fire stand in Yosemite National Park (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Cooler Temps Expected To Aid Yosemite Firefight [VIDEO]

Officials say a massive wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park grew overnight, but they are still making progress in containing it.

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New Mexico wildfire (Getty Images)
New Mexico wildfire (Getty Images)
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New Mexico Wildfires Cause Evacuations

Thousands of acres in New Mexico have been scarred by a pair of wildfires that spurred evacuation calls for dozens of homes and shut down a state highway.

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Fire at exit 16W of the New Jersey Turnpike
Fire at exit 16W of the New Jersey Turnpike (Jersey Shore Hurricane News via Facebook)
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Fires Burn Along Turnpike As Wildfire Danger Remains High

The warm, windy weather means the threat of wildfires remains in New Jersey as several brush fires burn off the New Jersey Turnpike in the Meadowlands.

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