Week in Photos: Magnetar Explosion, Devil's Bible, More

Week in Photos: Magnetar Explosion, Devil's Bible, More
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Fawnskin, California, September 18, 2007—Firefighters stand at the ready as the Butler 2 fire spreads through mountainous terrain near Big Bear Lake.

The wildfire, which ravaged more than 15,000 acres (6,100 hectares), prompted a mandatory evacuation of Fawnskin earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Two days of high humidity and low temperatures enabled firefighters to contain most of the blaze by Thursday, September 20, however.

Already this year, 70,546 wildfires have raged throughout the United States, charring more than eight million acres (three million hectares), according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

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