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Jun 20, 2013 9:09 AM

Fire Crews Battling Western Wildfires May Deal with Windy Conditions Today

EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) - Hundreds of firefighters in Arizona are getting ready for more hot, windy weather today, which could help fuel a wildfire in Prescott National Forest that has already scorched nearly 12 square miles.

To the north, smoke from another fire can be seen from Grand Canyon National Park.

And a blaze in southern New Mexico's Gila (HEE'-luh) National Forest has grown to 47 square miles.

In Colorado, hot, windy conditions continue to work against firefighters battling a 500-acre wildfire in a sparsely-populated area southwest of Denver.


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