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'Instant town' hosts crews battling wildfires

Fresh off a 16-hour shift fighting the Carlton Complex fire, Tanner Baker of Helena, Mont., and other crew members line up for dinner at the Omak fire camp before heading to their tents for rest. Eight-hours later they'll be heading back to the fire line. The camp, an instant but temporary town that opened on July 20, houses about 900 firefighters.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Fresh off a 16-hour shift fighting the Carlton Complex fire, Tanner Baker of Helena, Mont., and other crew members line up for dinner at the Omak fire camp before heading to their tents for rest. Eight-hours later they'll be heading back to the fire line. The camp, an instant but temporary town that opened on July 20, houses about 900 firefighters.

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