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16 Large Wildfires Rage In Washington

 Monday, August 24, 2015

 NBC News

Firefighters in Washington state were battling more than a dozen wildfires Sunday as concerns about building destruction and a lack of resources grew with the blazes. Although the mass of smoke that has hung over some of the fires began to lift Sunday, easing fears over the state’s unhealthy air, fire officials worried that new flames could now spread. "It’s like a flue opening in a fireplace," Suzanne Flory, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service and the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team, told The Associated Press. "Smoke serves as a cap on the fire."