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IN PHOTOGRAPHS: Wildfires wreck havoc in US

Last updated on: August 24, 2012 16:15 IST

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Wildfires sweeping across the Western United States have turned into major crises. While California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in three Northern California counties on Wednesday as wildfires destroyed 64 homes, firefighters in Idaho were busy combating the more than fortnight-long jungle blaze which has put to threat life and property and has also taken a heavy toll on the booming adventure tourism industry, media reports stated.

The wildfires, caused mainly by soaring temperatures, heavy winds and lightning, have already destroyed more than 92,000 acres of forests and forced evacuation of nearly 3,000 people across the US.

Rediff.com brings forth some photographs of the deadly US wildfires.

In this photograph, a firefighter battles the Trinity Ridge Fire in the Boise National Forest near Featherville, Idaho, in this US Forest Service handout photo dated August 19.

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Photographs: Reuters

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Flames from the Trinity Ridge Fire in the Boise National Forest engulf trees near Pine and Featherville, Idaho in this August 17 photograph.

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Photographs: Reuters

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A firefighter battles the Trinity Ridge Fire in Boise National Forest near Featherville, Idaho.

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Photographs: Reuters

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The Trinity Ridge Fire burns in Boise National Forest near Featherville, Idaho.

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Photographs: Kari Greer/US Forest Service/Reuters

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A wooden structure sits on the side of the road near Pine and Featherville, Idaho as flames from the Trinity Ridge Fire in the Boise National Forest engulf trees in this August 17 photograph. 

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Photographs: Reuters

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A firefighter battles the Chips fire near Greenville, California, on August 20.

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Photographs: Max Whittaker/Reuters

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A line of fire from the Rush Fire near Ravendale in northern California is pictured in this August 20 photo.

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Photographs: Reuters
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The Trinity Ridge Fire burns in Boise National Forest near Featherville, Idaho.

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Photographs: Reuters

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A firefighting tanker plane drops fire retardant on homes threatened by the Taylor Creek Fire outside Cle Elum, Washington.

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Photographs: Robert Sorbo/Reuters

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A US Forest Service firefighter fights the blaze at the Springs Fire in Boise National Forest near Banks-Garden Valley, Idaho. 

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A US Forest Service equipment trailer is seen beside a wildfire at the Springs Fire in Boise National Forest near Banks-Garden Valley, Idaho.

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Photographs: Kari Greer/US Forest Service/Reuters

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A US Forest Service firefighter works on the Springs Fire in Boise National Forest near Banks-Garden Valley, Idaho.

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Photographs: Kari Greer/US Forest Service/Reuters

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A US Forest Service fire crew digs a fire line on the Chips fire near Greenville, California.

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Photographs: Max Whittaker/Reuters

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An American flag blows in the wind as the burned land behind shows where fire crews continue to battle the Taylor Bridge Fire near Cle Elum, Washington.

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Photographs: Kevin P Casey/Reuters

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The sun can be seen through thick smoke over the Trinity Ridge Fire in Boise National Forest near Featherville, Idaho.

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Photographs: Kari Greer/US Forest Service/Reuters

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