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150 homes ordered to evacuate amid Montana wildfire

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MISSOULA, Mont. - Montana authorities ordered residents to evacuate about 150 homes in the western part of the state Sunday because of a lightning-caused wildfire.
The evacuation order covers homes along U.S. Highway 12 in the Lolo National Forest about 17 miles southwest of Missoula, The Missoula County Sheriff's Department said.
Other residents were told to be ready to evacuate if conditions worsen.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or structures burned.
A 10-mile section of the highway was closed. The Red Cross opened a shelter for displaced residents at a church in the nearby...
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Wildfire burns home, leads to evacuations in Washington

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Wash. - Authorities have ordered evacuations as a wildfire threatens crops and homes in a rural part of Washington.
The State Fire Marshal's Office on Sunday morning said one home and one outbuilding were lost. It estimated the blaze to be nearly 16 square miles .
Residents of between 25 and 30 homes in Adams County have been told to leave immediately.
A spokesman with the Southeast Washington Incident Management Team says rain has helped knock down the fire but wind and ample grass and brush could help it spring right back. Ben Shearer says crews will be out Sunday to map the fire and get...
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