A California fire crew, right, makes their way in after working all night on the northern head of a wildfire along the Appalachian Trail at Deep Gap, north of Tate City and the North Carolina border, while a Oregon fire crew, far left, bumps them heading out for their shift Tuesday.
A California fire crew, right, makes their way in after working all night on the northern head of a wildfire along the Appalachian Trail at Deep Gap, north of Tate City and the North Carolina border, while a Oregon fire crew, far left, bumps them heading out for their shift Tuesday. Curtis Compton AP
A California fire crew, right, makes their way in after working all night on the northern head of a wildfire along the Appalachian Trail at Deep Gap, north of Tate City and the North Carolina border, while a Oregon fire crew, far left, bumps them heading out for their shift Tuesday. Curtis Compton AP

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