Firefighter David Yowell mops up hot spots in Sunshine Canyon, west of Boulder, Colo., on Sept. 10, 2010. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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In Wildfires, Big Flames Attract Attention, But Watch Out For The Embers

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More than 160 firefighters and emergency medical personnel responded to the incident reported just after midnight at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring, Md. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service / AP hide caption

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A wildfire raced through the neighborhood of Broadview in Wenatchee, Wash., destroying numerous homes and apple-processing facilities. Fire managers are worried that parts of Washington state are years behind other places in the West when it comes to fire mitigation and prevention. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Wildfire Worries Rage In Typically 'Wet' Washington State

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