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Taylor Bridge fire in Central Washington

The fast-moving Taylor Bridge Fire has burned at least 26,000 acres since it broke out east of Cle Elum Monday, August 13, 2012.

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This photo combination shows a house on a hillside above Bettas Road near Cle Elum, Wash., surrounded by flames on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, top, and on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, bottom. A spokesman for the Washington state Department of Natural Resources said the house survived the fire because of the defensible space around the structure with the placement of the driveway and the lack of trees and brush up against the house, preventing flames from reaching it. Firefighters are still working to control the Bridge Taylor Fire and said that it's 25 percent contained. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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