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Western wildfires force evacuations in Arizona, California – Associated Press

Photo: The Pipeline Fire outside of Flagstaff The Western U.S. on Monday marked another day of hot, dry and windy weather as crews from California to New Mexico battled wildfires that had forced hundreds of people to leave their homes. Roughly 2,500 homes have been evacuated because of two wildfires burning on the outskirts of

Wildfires

Strong, swirling winds complicate New Mexico wildfire fight

Strong, fast winds complicated work for firefighters in northeast New Mexico on Sunday as they battled two major blazes, though the rural area’s major population center appeared to finally be safe from the worst danger. “It’s been a challenging day. The winds have picked up; they haven’t let up,” fire spokesperson Todd Abel said Sunday

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