A DC-10 flies over Chelan within hours of a wildfire starting on Aug. 14. Sunbathers on holiday watched as the fire effort took hold.
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PHOTOS: Sunbathers Gawked As Wildfires Burned Chelan

It was a hot Friday morning when a bolt of lightning stretched out three fingers and hit Chelan Butte. Then a deafening clap of thunder. Then several rings of fire appeared. They would morph into huge wildfires threatening Chelan, a tourist destination in central Washington state. Ben Brooks, a digital media manager from Fife, Washington, started taking photos. His images are striking and remarkable because of the sunbathers in the corners of his images.
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