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Fires in the Southwestern United States 2017

Brian Head Fire Rages
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Brian Head Fire Rages

Fed by dry, beetle-killed trees, the fire continues to grow.

Heat Land Life Fires

Detwiler Fire
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Detwiler Fire

Wildfire struck rugged woodlands near Yosemite, causing sporadic evacuations of nearby towns and spreading smoke as far as Idaho.

Image of the Day Heat Land Fires

One Fire, Two Plumes
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One Fire, Two Plumes

As the smoke from this fire makes clear, surface winds do not always blow in the same direction as those at higher altitudes.

Image of the Day Atmosphere Fires

Fires in the Southwest
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Fires in the Southwest

High temperatures aided the spread of multiple blazes.

Heat Land Fires