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Extreme weather fuels dozens of wildfires in Western U.S.

Extreme weather across the Western U.S. continues to fuel dozens of wildfires.

Flames are threatening to drive more people from their homes. The flames are only about an hour and a half away from Seattle.

The fire is 25 percent contained with just under 800 firefighters on the scene.

"A word of caution, we have much hotter, dryer temperatures along with instability Thursday as we go into Friday, and then also a very big concern to us firefighters is lightning in the forecast for Saturday,” said Rex Reed, Incident Commander, Wash. Dpt. Natl. Resources.

At last check, the National Interagency Coordination Center reports 70 large fires are uncontained.

Meteorologists predict the West Coast's dry heat will last into next week.

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