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  • This aerial photo shows extensive areas of sagelands, forests, rangelands and homes burned by the Taylor Bridge Fire in Washington state, August 2012.
  • A plane drops fire retardant on the Taylor Bridge Fire in Washington state, August 2012.
  • Wildland firefighters march to reach the edge of the Taylor Bridge Fire in Washington state, August 2012.
  • A home is threatened by the approaching flames. More than 60 homes were destroyed by the Taylor Bridge Fire in Washington state, August 2012.
  • A fire crew is on hand as flames threaten buildings. In addition to dozens of lost homes, 35 outbuildings were destroyed by the Taylor Bridge Fire in Washington state, August 2012.
  • You can sense the heat as flames draw perilously close to a vehicle during the Taylor Bridge Fire in Washington state, August 2012.
  • This aerial image shows a patch of fire threatening a lone ponderosa pine in the open sage country outside of Cle Elum, Washington during the Taylor Bridge Fire in August 2012.
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The Taylor Bridge Fire burned more than 36 square miles, or 23,500 acres, before being fully contained on Aug. 28.

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