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Wildfires menace homes in 3 Western states

Destructive wildfires burn structures, menace homes in California, Oregon, Washington state

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    The Black Eagles 5 fire crew out of Porterville, Calif., walk along a road as smoke from the Eiler Fire fills the air on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Hat Creek, Calif. Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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    The Black Eagles 5 fire crew out of Porterville, Calif., walk along a road as smoke from the Eiler Fire fills the air on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Hat Creek, Calif. Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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    Phil Lewis, left, and Danny Oilar, who were offering support to fire crews by providing water trucks, chat in front of a fire-ravaged forest on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Hat Creek, Calif. Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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    Smoke rises from a fire in Burney, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. A pair of wildfires burning without restraint about 8 miles apart in northeast California became the focus of state and federal firefighters as authorities reported that one of the blazes had destroyed eight homes and prompted the precautionary evacuation of a small long-term care hospital. (AP Photo/Record Searchlight, Clay Duda)

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    Huey helicopter, operated by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, makes a water drop near homes in the Snag Canyon fire area.

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    A sign welcomes visitors into town in front of a structure which was burned down by the Eiler Fire on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Hat Creek, Calif. Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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    Patients from a long term health care facility are evacuated to Redding due to a fire in Burney, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. A pair of wildfires burning without restraint about 8 miles apart in northeast California became the focus of state and federal firefighters as authorities reported that one of the blazes had destroyed eight homes and prompted the precautionary evacuation of a small long-term care hospital. (AP Photo/Record Searchlight, Clay Duda)

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    A structure burned down by the Eiler Fire is seen along the main road into town on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Hat Creek, Calif. Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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    A CH-47 Chinook helicopter, operated by Columbia Helicopters, operates in the Snag Canyon fire area off Robbins Road, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Officials said the Snag Canyon Fire near Ellensburg had burned just under 3 square miles and was prompting evacuation notices. They said residents of about 180 homes in the area had either been urged to evacuate or alerted that they might have to leave quickly if conditions worsen. (AP Photo/Daily Record, Brian Myrick)

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Huey helicopter, operated by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, makes a water drop near homes in the Snag Canyon fire area.

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BURNEY, Calif. — Officials hope humid conditions will aid firefighters battling two wildfires in Northern California that have scorched more than 100 square miles and are menacing a small town.

State fire spokesman Capt. Amy Head said today that the worst of the two fires raging within miles of each other threatens more than 700 structures.

Authorities report that eight homes have burned as a result of the blazes and residents in the town of Burney face possible evacuation.

Meanwhile, a major wildfire in the Siskiyou Mountains along the Oregon-California border has slowed as temperatures cooled, but it still jeopardizes 270 homes after burning six.

In Washington state, a wind-whipped blaze destroyed about a dozen structures and prompted an evacuation notice for around 80 homes.

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