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So dry, even a rain forest is burning

Fire-crew members Chris Crowl, left, and Dave Felsen, on a gravel bar where they can observe the progress of the Paradise Fire in the Queets valley. (Hal Bernton / The Seattle Times)
Crew members Chris Crowl, left, and Dave Felsen check on the Paradise Fire. (Hal Bernton / The Seattle Times)

In this hot, dry summer, even the Queets rain forest in Olympic National Park is burning. It’s a rare spectacle, but one that could become more common.

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