Firefighters face uphill battle



Members of the Silver City, N.M., Hot Shot crew, above, hike up Chatter Creek Trail to fight fires along Icicle Ridge near Leavenworth, Wash. Firefighter Thomas Velasquez of Hungry Horse, Mont., below, foams down hot spots on the property of Bill Schmidt along Icicle Ridge. Schmidt's home and workshop were saved Sunday, but his van, at right, was destroyed. More, A3

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