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File photo of a wildfire. (credit: PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Wildfire Burns Through Alp-Like Terrain

A wind-fueled wildfire chased people from nearly 900 homes in Washington state as it burned through a landscape so reminiscent of the Alps a nearby village adopted a Bavarian theme to attract tourists.

CBS Seattle–07/17/2014

File photo of a helicopter flying over a wildfire. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Wildfires Prompt State Of Emergency Declaration

A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires that threaten several hundred homes

CBS Seattle–07/16/2014

DARRINGTON, WA - MARCH 23: Kristopher Langton (L) is pictured holding his son, Kristian Langton (5 months), after eating dinner with his wife, LoAnna Langton (R) at a temporary Red Cross shelter at the Darrington Community Center in Darrington, Washington on Sunday, March 23, 2014. A massive mudslide in Oso, Washington killed at least eight and left many missing, and Kristopher Langton was one of the first to arrive and offer aid. Against the wishes of authorities, Langton says he traveled more than a mile across the entire mudslide, wading through debris and mud that resembled quicksand to help rescue four adults and an infant. The Langtons' home was later flooded by waters from the Stillaguamish River, which was partially blocked by the mudslide. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

How Oso Landslide Victims Are Getting Help

As the search continues for survivors of a deadly mudslide in Washington state, the first steps in helping those affected have already begun.

CBS Seattle–03/26/2014