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Wildfires destroy about 100 homes in central Washington

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    Forrest Harrison holds the hand of his daughter, Avery, 5, as he looks over the rubble remaining from his home after a wildfire destroyed it the night before Friday, July 18, 2014, in Pateros, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Friday's dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (The Associated Press)

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    Firefighters works on the still-smoldering home of the mayor of Pateros, Wash., Friday, July 18, 2014. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Friday's dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (The Associated Press)

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    Firefighters work on the still-smoldering remains of a house destroyed the night before in a wildfire, Friday, July 18, 2014, in Pateros, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Friday's dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (The Associated Press)

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    Firefighters dig a fire line Friday, July 18, 2014, in Winthrop, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (The Associated Press)

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    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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