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A hot shot team stands by after lighting a burnout fire in an effort to control the spread of a portion of Table Mountain wildfire, north of Ellensburg, Wash., Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. The nearly two-week-old wildfire has consumed 30,434 acres and continues to burn leaving nearly all of Kittitas County enveloped in a cloud of smoke that has brought air quality to dangerous levels. (AP Photo/Daily Record/Brian Myrick)