Rain, cooler temperatures ease wildfire threat in U.S. Northwest

Reuters: Lower temperatures and scattered rain brought a reprieve Thursday to the wildfire-scorched U.S. Northwest, where firefighters said they hoped to regain control of blazes that had flared during extreme heat this week. Four major fires in Oregon were fully contained early Thursday and mandatory evacuations have been lifted statewide, said Carol Connolly, spokeswoman for the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center. But eight large wildfires continue to burn and air quality remains somewhat worse......

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