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    VIDEO: Firefighters Battle Northwest Blazes Amid Massive Smoke Plumes

    By By Katy Galimberti, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    August 07, 2014, 10:00:23 AM EDT

    Firefighters across the Northwest continue to battle raging fires which have burned through thousands of acres and displaced local residents.

    As much of the West remains plagued by intense drought, conditions have not been favorable for fire personnel as they attempt to diminish the damaging fires across California, Oregon and Washington.

    One of the largest fires in Oregon is known as the Beaver Complex, comprised of the Gulch and Salt Creek fires. Over 1,500 fire personnel have been trying to combat the fire, ignited by lightning, which has grown to 36,723 acres since July 30, according to Inciweb reports.

    The Oregon National Guard flew over the Gulch Fire, roughly 15 miles east from Ashland, Oregon, and captured massive smoke clouds on Monday, August 4.


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    Northern California has received some beneficial rain; however, drier conditions and worsening fire conditions loom for the Golden State.

    "The pocket of rain that has given northern parts of California some relief will shrivel up and move away, bringing drier skies later in the week," AccuWeather Meteorologist John Gresiak said.

    The Day Fire in Modoc County, California, one of the state's largest fire concerns, has burned through over 13,000 acres according to CalFire.

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