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File photo of a firefighter spraying water while fighting a fire near an Indian reservation. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Northwest Thunderstorms Complicate Fire Fights

Triple-digit heat and lightning have made firefighters’ jobs even more difficult across the Northwest, where two dozen large wildfires are already burning.

CBS Seattle–08/12/2014

(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Northwest Firefighters Brace For Lightning

Firefighters already battling 26 large fires across Oregon, Washington and Idaho are bracing for more as another round of lightning storms crosses the Northwest this week.

CBS Seattle–08/11/2014

File photo of multiple lightning strikes. (Photo by RICHARD A. BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Lightning Blasts Hole In Seattle Chapel’s Roof

A man and woman singing in a chapel screamed “like bloody murder” when lightning blasted a hole in the roof and showered them with sparks and debris, a witness practicing with the two said Sunday.

CBS Seattle–03/31/2014

File photo of multiple lightning strikes. (Photo by RICHARD A. BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Lightning Strikes State Between 400 And 500 Times In One Night

Hundreds of lightning strikes hit Washington overnight as thunderstorms rolled across the state and authorities are watching for smoke Wednesday to see if they sparked wildfires.

07/17/2013

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