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Arizona Wildfire Forces Evacuations of Communities

Wildfire has burned 500 acres     CLINTS WELL, Ariz. (AP) — Seven small communities have been evacuated as a precaution because of a wildfire that’s threatening about 500 homes in a forested area of north-central Arizona. Coconino County Sheriff’s ...

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Major Wildfire Potential Average in South Dakota

Large potential over western part of state     RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A fire official says the potential for large wildfires in South Dakota ranges from average to below average across the state. State Fire Meteorologist Darren Clabo ...

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Fire Season Looms in Nevada

Fuel growth combines with less moisture     CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The late winter storms that helped bolster Nevada’s lagging snowpack also jump started the growth of grasses and brush that potentially could fuel another big wildfire season. ...

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100-Acre Wildfire Closes Utah Mine

Campfire is believed to be the cause     PROVO, Utah (AP) — Firefighters in central Utah are making progress on a 100-acre wildfire that closed a mine in a national forest about 100 miles southeast of Provo. Authorities believe ...

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Weather Helps Firefighters at Grand Canyon Wildfire

Wildfire has burned over 500 acres     VALLE, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters are working under favorable weather conditions to control a blaze south of the Grand Canyon. The wildfire is moving northeast Tuesday through grass, pinon and juniper in ...

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Maine Reports Nearly 100 Wildfires

Over 60 acres burned so far     AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Forest Service says the number of wildfires in the state is approaching 100 and that more than 60 acres have burned so far this year. Forest ...

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Wildfire Burns 300 Acres in Iowa

Fire has burned over two miles of brush and trees     COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Firefighters are working to extinguish a wildfire that burned roughly 300 acres near the Missouri River in western Iowa. The Omaha World-Herald reports ...

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Rain Helps Contain Oklahoma Wildfires

34 Complex Fire is 85 percent contained     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Forestry Services says widespread rainfall that soaked portions of western Oklahoma has helped firefighters contain two major wildfires that have charred about 549 square miles (1,422 ...

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New Mexico Wildfire 75 Percent Contained

Socorro County fire threatened dozens of homes     BERNARDO, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have contained most of a wildfire that threatened about a dozen homes in a small community in northern Socorro County on Friday. An update posted Friday ...

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Prescribed Burns Planned for White Mountain National Forest

Fuel reduction efforts in New Hampshire     ALBANY, N.H. (AP) — Sections of the White Mountain National Forest will be set on fire in the next few weeks, depending on the weather. Such prescribed burns help improve habitat for ...

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