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Wildfire victim

, July 19, 2014

A partially melted newspaper box sits outside the remnants of a burned home, which was consumed by the Carlton Complex Fire, in Pateros, Washington on July 18. The fast moving wildfire burning east of Washington state's Cascade Mountains, also known as the Carlton Complex Fire, destroyed some 80 homes and displaced hundreds of people on Friday as it scorched through parched vegetation and showed no sign of letting up, emergency officials said. In the town of Pateros, about 120 miles northeast of Seattle, the entire population of about 650 people was under mandatory evacuation orders, though some began returning Friday to survey the charred remains of their homes and belongings. Reuters/David Ryder




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