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Wildfires bring destruction to central Washington

Saturday - 7/19/2014, 8:24pm  ET

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, right, stands with Rep. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, second from right, next at the site of a home that was destroyed by wildfires near the Alta Lake Golf Course in Pateros, Wash., Friday, July 18, 2014. The Governor was in the area to access needs and damage after wildfires swept through the region overnight. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Associated Press

A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles in the scenic Methow Valley northeast of Seattle.

Here is a collection of images from towns hit by wildfires.


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