12 wildfires in the area

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    So we have had big wind gusts all day, and there 12 fires that they know of so far in my area. That is not counting the rest of the state.
    So right now the sky is brown from the smoke and dust. I am not looking forward to more starting.
     
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    Extreme Weather Chars, Floods US...
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    Beaver Creek wildfire chars Idaho; rains flood southern Mississippi
    Mon August 19, 2013 > Beaver Creek Fire has scorched more than 100,000 acres; Half a foot of rain soaks southern Mississippi, floods Gulfport; Rip currents drown elderly couple, rescue official said
     
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    That OP was from 3 years ago. Lol
     
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    Fire an' flames an' vapors o' smoke...
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    Wildfires in central United States kill six, force thousands from homes
    Wednesday 8th March, 2017 - Crews grappling with vexing wildfires that have charred hundreds of square miles of land in four states and killed six people soon may get a bit of a break: Winds are forecast to ease from the gusts that whipped the flames.

     
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    In the belly of the beast...
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    Dashcam Shows Scary Moments Amid Fires
    March 8, 2017 - Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Tod Hileman shared a video Tuesday on social media of what he called "one of the most steering wheel gripping moments" he's had.
     
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    Could be fighting these fires till Christmas...
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    California firefighters wary despite gains in unpredictable fire conditions
    Fri, Dec 15, 2017 - Southern California firefighters contained part of the fifth-largest fire in the state’s history, but on Wednesday warned coastal communities that they are still at risk if unpredictable winds whip up again and fan the flames.
     
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    California using inmates to fight wildfires...
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    Inmates Make Up 1 in 5 On Thomas Fire Lines in California
    December 15, 2017 - For well over a week, hundreds of inmates have chain-sawed through relentless thickets of chaparral, cutting lines through the backcountry to thwart the fire’s sudden rushes at homes.
     
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    Many California Wildfire Evacuees Face Holidays Away from Home...
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    Long-term California Wildfire Evacuees Face Holidays Away from Home
    December 19, 2017 — Ray and Curry Sawyer's Christmas tree is up, still waiting for their grandkids to decorate it. The presents are hidden away in closets, waiting to be wrapped, the ingredients for gingerbread men are sitting in cupboards, and the kindling for the fireplace has been chopped.
     

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