In pictures: Washington wildfires

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Image caption Witnesses described a "funnel of fire" in Washington as wildfires blazed
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Image caption Pateros, Washington, a town of 650 people, was hard hit by the wildfires
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Image caption Fire fighters poured water over the remnants of homes, trying to contain the blaze
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Image caption No injuries were reported as locals were instructed to evacuate
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Image caption Governor Jay Inslee said nearly 50 fires were burning in Washington state, which has experienced dry, hot weather recently
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Image caption Worsening wildfire activity prompted officials in Washington to declare a state of emergency