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Western wildfires rage, forcing evacuations

The Chicago Tribune, 11 June 2012
Publié le : 11 juin 2012
 Keith Coffman and Dennis J. Carroll 
(Reuters) - Raging wildfires forced hundreds of residents to flee homes in Colorado and New Mexico on Sunday as high winds and high temperatures fanned the flames, authorities said.

One of the fires was burning out of control in a part of New Mexico where firefighters found an orphaned cub who became "Smokey Bear," a symbol of the U.S. Forest Service, almost 70 years ago.

Colorado's High Park Fire, about 15 miles northwest of Fort Collins, was burning out of control and had scorched an estimated 20,000 acres, Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith said. The fire continues to grow, he said.

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