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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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