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August 30, 2012
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An air tanker drops retardant on the Pine Creek fire just south of the Yellowstone River, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 in Livingston, Mont..

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The fire burns on both side of East River Road as residents head East leave the area, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 in Livingston, Mont..

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In this photo provided by the Madison County Disaster & Emergency Services, a cabin explodes in flames at the 19 mile fire, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 between Madison County and Butte, Mont. Rapidly expanding wildfires across a broad swath of southern Montana have caused injuries and burned homes, buildings and vehicles, authorities said Thursday, as firefighters struggled to contain the flames amid hazardous conditions.

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A home burns just north of East River Road during the Pine Creek Fire in Paradise Valley near Pine Creek Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 in Livingston, Mont..

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In this photo provided by the Madison County Disaster & Emergency Services, a firefighter stands ready at the 19 mile fire, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 between Madison County and Butte, Mont. Rapidly expanding wildfires across a broad swath of southern Montana have caused injuries and burned homes, buildings and vehicles, authorities said Thursday, as firefighters struggled to contain the flames amid hazardous conditions.

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A firefighter with the Fort Ellis brush crew works to put out spot fires in the field near East River Road on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 in Livingston, Mont..

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Janice Jansky hugs Joe Adams after he reported that her home was still standing in the Toll Mountain area of the 19-mile fire buring 10 miles southeast of Butte Wednesday morning Aug. 29, 2012.

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A pickup makes it out just ahead of the Rosebud fire Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Rapidly-expanding wildfires across a broad swath of southern Montana have caused injuries and burned more homes, buildings and vehicles, authorities said Thursday, as firefighters struggled to contain the flames amid hazardous conditions.