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Marolyn Wilks, right, and her husband, Bruce Lumper, watch as the Sheldon Ridge Fire creeps toward the lines dug by fire crews, Friday, July 26, 2002, near The Dalles, Ore. The couple was on the fire line helping to save their home along Mill Creek Road. Strong wind pushed the 5,800-acre fire closer to this city Friday, threatening ranches and causing officials to call for the evacuation of 270 homes. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Bruce Ely)
Marolyn Wilks, right, and her husband, Bruce Lumper, watch as the Sheldon Ridge Fire creeps toward the lines dug by fire crews, Friday, July 26, 2002, near The Dalles, Ore. The couple was on the fire line helping to save their home along Mill Creek Road. Strong wind pushed the 5,800-acre fire closer to this city Friday, threatening ranches and causing officials to call for the evacuation of 270 homes. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Bruce Ely)
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