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Monique Kane, left, and Lynn Westerlund look around a fire-ravaged scene in their neighborhood in the aftermath of the Eiler Fire Aug. 5 in Hat Creek, Calif. Light rain and higher humidity are helping crews make progress in their fight against two wildfires in the Northern California forest that are just miles apart.

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Editorial: Congress fiddles while forests burn

As you already have noticed, we’ve entered the heart of fire season, and even though firefighters appear to have the upper hand on the tough Bingham Complex Fire burning in the northeast portion of Linn County, there’s more to come — potentially, lots more — over the next two months.

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