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Fire in SW Colorado 10 Percent Contained

Nearly 400 firefighters are working on the fire     DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Rain helped to lessen the intensity of a fire burning in southwest Colorado, but officials say it didn’t do much to help firefighters in their efforts ...

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Crews Make Progress on New Mexico Wildfire

Ute Park Fire has burned over 56 square miles     CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — Crews battling a blaze burning in northeastern New Mexico are bracing for the return of hot and dry weather as they work to protect hundreds ...

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Firefighters Mop Up Southern California Wildfires

150 acres burned near Laguna Beach     LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are patrolling for hotspots in the aftermath of a Southern California wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 2,000 homes over the weekend. Authorities say there ...

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Fire Crews Attack Durango, CO Wildfire

Over 80 homes evacuated     DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A San Juan National Forest spokesman says no homes are immediately threatened by a wildfire in southwest Colorado that has charred nearly two square miles (5 square kilometers). The fire ...

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New Mexico Wildfire Burns Boy Scout Buildings

A dozen buildings on Philmont Ranch destroyed     CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire raced across a swath of tinder-dry forest in northeastern New Mexico on Friday, sending up a thick plume of smoke that forced residents to flee ...

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California ‘Thomas Fire’ Declared Extinguished

Wildfire killed two including a firefighter     GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Officials declared the largest wildfire in recorded California history officially extinguished Friday, nearly six months after it ignited and later burned hillsides that washed away in deadly mudslides ...

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Wildfire Training in the Black Hills

Training at the Black Hills Interagency Fire School     SDPB – A week-long school for firefighter trainees is held annually at the Box Elder Job Corps Center near Nemo, South Dakota. The curriculum is a combination of classroom and ...

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Wildfire Jumps Highway in New Mexico

150 homes are threatened     EAGLE NEST, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire in northern New Mexico jumped and closed a state highway as it burned 7 square miles (18 sq. kilometers) of grass and pine, including part of the ...

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Abandoned Illegal Campfire Started New Mexico Wildfire

Wildfire burned 34 square miles     SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — The Forest Service says investigators have determined that an abandoned illegal campfire caused a fire that has burned 34 square miles (88 sq. kilometers) of timber in the ...

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Feds Close Public Land in New Mexico Amid Fire Fears

Portions of three national parks off limits     SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities are restricting access to multiple wilderness areas in northern New Mexico amid potential wildfire concerns. The U.S. Forest Service says Santa Fe National Forest ...

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