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NEW MEXICO : 2 Wildfires Rage, Threatening Ranches

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Two huge wildfires raged, with one straddling the Colorado-New Mexico border and threatening to consume several ranches, officials said. Four air tankers poured retardant on the flames as 650 firefighters rushed to build fire lines. Susan Haywood of the National Forest Service said in Santa Fe that emergency teams hoped to stop the fire in its tracks. The fire has spread across more than 9,000 acres of land, including 5,500 acres on the Jicarilla Apache reservation in northern New Mexico.


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