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A fire truck drives past the Rim Fire on Aug. 26, 2013, near Yosemite National Park, Calif.
Jae C. Hong/AP
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Inmate firefighters walk along Highway 120 as they continue to battle the Rim Fire on Aug. 25, 2013, near Yosemite National Park.
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Firefighters set sprinkler line around the perimeter of a grove of giant sequoias on Aug. 25, 2013, in Yosemite National Park.
U.S. Park Service/AP
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A Big Bear firefighter keeps a close eye on a "slop over" fire that jumped across Highway 120 on Aug. 24, 2013, in northern California.
Elias Funez/The Modesto Bee/AP
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The Rim Fire burns near Groveland Ranger Station in Groveland, Calif., in this photo released Aug. 22, 2013.
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A wildfire flares up near a home on Aug. 14, 2013, about 40 miles east of Salt Lake City, Utah.
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A helicopter fills a bucket of water to fight the Rockport Fire on Aug. 14, 2013, near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Tyler Kennedy of the Idaho City Hotshots monitors burnout operations on Aug. 14, 2013, around Pine, Idaho, as firefighters work to contain the 90,000-acre Elk Fire.
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Aspen trees ignite during a back burn on Aug. 14, 2013, near Pine, Idaho.
Kyle Green/Idaho Statesman/AP
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Firefighters walk along a dozer line made to protect homes from the Elk Fire on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, near Pine, Idaho.
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A helicopter drops water over a wildfire on Aug. 8, 2013 in Cabazon, Calif.
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A wildfire burns on Apple Valley Road on Tuesday, July 17, 2013, near Lake Hemet, Calif. Officials say the blaze, west of Palm Springs, has destroyed seven homes.
Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun/AP
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A female inmate hand crew from Puerta La Cruz and firefighters stave off part of the wildfire west of Palm Springs, Calif., on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
Crystal Chatham/The Desert Sun/AP
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The fast-moving wildfire west of Palm Springs, Calif., nearly doubled in size by Tuesday.
Marilyn Chung/The Desert Sun/AP
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Flames rise as a wildfire races toward Lake Hughes, Calif., on June 1, 2013, eventually scorching more than 20,000 acres and destroying dozens of homes.
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A house burns in Highland, Wis., on May 13.
Clint Austin/The Duluth News-Tribune/AP
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Prescott, Ariz., Fire Chief Dan Fraijo confirms that 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot team died while fighting the Yarnell Hill fire Sunday.
Tom Story/The Arizona Republic/AP
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A firefighter controls a wildfire north of Santa Barbara, Calif., on May 28.
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Flames top a ridge as the Yarnell Hill fire moves toward Peeples Valley, Ariz., on Sunday, June 30.
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Idaho firefighter David Inskee tries for better reception while keeping an eye on wildfires west of Creede, Colo., on June 24.
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A firefighter watches from the rooftop of the Canyon Creek Complex sports camp on June 1 near Lake Hughes, Calif.
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Lightning strikes the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago, Ill. A massive storm system with heavy rain, high winds, hail and possible tornadoes is expected to thrash the Midwest on Thursday.
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High winds in Alexander, Iowa upended a truck after a tornado was reported in the area.
Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register/AP
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A view of the Statue of Liberty against stormy skies from the Staten Island Ferry in New York City.
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Burgeoning storms seen from the Staten Island Ferry overshadow the Manhattan and Jersey City skylines.
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A tow truck operator attempts to extract a partly submerged car from a flooded ditch after a heavy downpour soaked the New York State Thruway near Buffalo, N.Y.
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A man looks out over the 18th hole after a storm suspended play during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Ardmore, Penn.
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Spectators gather under an umbrella after bad weather halted play at the U.S. Open golf tournament.
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Dark storm clouds fill the sky over the U.S. Capitol Building.
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Smoke billows into the sky as wildfires continue to ravage Colorado's Black Forest June 12.
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A wildfire engulfs the Black Forest near Colorado Springs, Colo. The fire has reportedly charred at least 8,000 acres in the region.
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Flame retardant is dropped over Colorado's Black Forest in hopes of stemming a wildfire that has already charred at least 8,000 acres.
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