A brush fire in Exeter, Rhode Island has burned through 700 acres of land, prompting the evacuation of dozens of residents on Friday afternoon.
The fire is the largest brush fire in recent state history and was nearly three times the size of a similar fire in West Greenwich earlier in the week.
Approximately 80% of the blaze is now contained thanks to the efforts of around 200 firefighters, National Guard members, and others.
National Guard Blackhawks equipped with 600-gallon buckets have been dropping water on the flames from a pond at the Exeter Country Club, while tankers have also been used to provide water.
Despite progress, the fire is still burning in some areas and crews will remain at the scene overnight and into the weekend.