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Southwest U.S. States Bake, Wildfire Threatens AZ Towns

The Southwest U.S. continued to bake Saturday, and weather forecasters kept warnings in effect for excessive heat in Arizona, Nevada and desert areas
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One Dead, Four Injured in Belvidere (IL) House Fire that Completely Destroyed Home

One person was killed and four others, including two firefighters, were injured during a house fire
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More Help Sought for MT Fires Ahead of Weather Shift

Montana’s firefighting aircraft returned to duty Friday as officials sought even more personnel and aircraft ahead of a shift in the weather that could stir up a large blaze on the Wyoming border.
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Wildfire forces evacuations in forest northeast of Phoenix (AZ)

A wildfire that broke out near a popular camping area in the mountains northeast of Phoenix forced officials to order evacuations of the small communities of Strawberry and Pine.
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CA Wildfire Leads Campground, Zen Center to Evacuate

A wildfire burning near California's central coast has forced the evacuation of a campground and Buddhist retreat center
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Crews Quell NV Wildfire Near Reno

Fire lines were holding and evacuations were lifted overnight after a fast-growing wildfire forced some people out of homes and closed highways for several hours.
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MT Fire Aircraft Return to Duty After Helicopter Crash

Montana ’s firefighting aircraft are returning to duty Friday after a helicopter crash grounded the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation fleet as major wildfires broke out this week.
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State Aircraft Sidelined after MT Fire Helicopter Crash

A Montana firefighting agency imposed a 48-hour stand-down of its aircraft after a helicopter crash landed and burned in heavy winds.
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AZ Small Wildfire Forces Evacuation of Campers

A small wildfire near Strawberry has forced the evacuation of campers and the shutdown of a popular recreation area.
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Reno (NV) Wildfire Prompts Evacuations

A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuations of homes, snarled highways, and drew a rapid response from firefighters using helicopters.