California firefighters overtaken by flames, high winds fan wildfires throughout the Northwest

California has already set a record with nearly 2.3 million acres burned this year, and the worst part of the wildfire season is just beginning.

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    A helicopter prepares to drop water at a wildfire in Yucaipa, Calif., on Sept. 5, 2020. A couple’s plan to reveal their baby’s gender at a party went up in smoke Saturday at El Rancho Dorado Park in Yucaipa, when a pyrotechnical device they used sparked a wildfire that has burned thousands of acres.
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    Jennifer Steckler walks two horses along state Highway 226 in Lyons, Ore., early Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Steckler had walked them for more than two miles during evacuation from the Santiam Fire.
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    The sun is seen against a sky turned orange with smoke from wildfires as it sets, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, near Sumner, Wash., south of Seattle.
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    A table stands outside the destroyed Cressman's General Store after the Creek Fire burned through Fresno County, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.
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    A scorched truck rests on Highway 168 after the Creek Fire burned through the area on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Fresno County, Calif.
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    A person uses heavy equipment to put dirt on fire hotspots, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, after a wildfire destroyed homes and outbuildings in Graham, Wash., overnight south of Seattle.
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    Tim Lesmeister, left, and Rick Archuleta, of the Clovis Fire Department, walk along a road monitoring hotspots left behind by the Creek Fire Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Tollhouse, Calif.
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    A helicopter with a water bucket flies near a burning hillside, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, near Sumner, Wash., south of Seattle.
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    Smoke rises from a hillside burned by a wildfire, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, near Sumner, Wash., south of Seattle.
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    In downtown Malden, Washington, what's left of an old gas station still smolders Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, the day after a fast-moving wildfire swept through the tiny town west of Rosalia. Many cars and boats around the building were burned. The town was hit by a wind-driven wildfire Monday that destroyed many structures.
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    The Malden post office destroyed by wildfire is shown Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Malden, Wash.
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