A deadly wildfire exploded in Washington state following a night of strong winds, and the blaze now threatens two residential communities and thousands of acres of land.
By Thursday morning, the blast had grown from just 1,500 acres at midnight to 16,000 acres, with firefighters still struggling to contain the fire, according to local reports.
Nearly 4,000 households were forced to evacuate as the fast-moving fire approached the towns of Twisp and Winthrop
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Just one day before, three U.S. Forest Service workers were killed in the same blaze after quickly being overtaken by fast-moving flames. Read more...
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