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Fire teams fighting wildfires across 7 states

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Fire teams ranging from Texas to Oregon have spent another day fighting against wildfires.

Hundreds of families have evacuated and tens of thousands of acres are projected to have been burned. There are 21 separate fires stretching across those states, where the worst seems to be in Utah where more than a dozen homes have been swallowed.

The crews are not only battling the flames, but a harsh combination of a heat wave and gusting winds. A Sheriff from Arizona said, "We're trying to organize chaos. This is very chaotic out there. The wind is blowing one direction one minute, the other direction next." Wildfires alone can be difficult to handle, toppled with the effects of weather only increases the danger.

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