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Local fire crews help search for shuttle wreckage


A week after the Bear Paw Hot Shots trainee crew from Rocky Boy was among 30 crews dispatched from Montana, North Dakota and Idaho to eastern Texas to recover pieces of the space shuttle Columbia, search crews are finding shuttle debris. Morale remains high despite having to struggle through muddy swamps made worse by heavy rains and leg-scratching briars, crew members and search officials said Wednesday.

"Everybody's doing great," Bear Paw Hot Shots trainee crew boss Dan Friede Jr. said from a base in Palestine, Texas, in a telephone interview Wednesday night. "Everyone is happy to be here...

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