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1,200 firefighters battle record New Mexico blaze

 


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The more than 1,200 firefighters who are battling the nation's largest wildfire in rugged mountains and canyons of southwestern New Mexico are racing to build lines to corral the massive blaze.

The fire had charred more than 354 square miles by Saturday morning, and crews were bracing for more dry and windy conditions.

Fire information officer Lee Be

AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service Gila National Forest, Brandon Oberhardt

This photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows a hotshot during burnout operations at the Gila National Forest blaze, Friday. Fire off...



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