A trucks travels along I-25 before its closure into New Mexico on June 15, in Trinidad, Co. Crews raced to get a jump on flames marching along the New Mexico-Colorado border and through the rugged desert canyons on the opposite end of the state before the weather took a turn for the worse.
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Dean Knuth/Arizona Daily Star/AP
Fire trucks escape the flames near South Andalusian Way after the fire jumped State Route 92 as a wildfire burns on June 16, near Sierra Vista, Ariz.
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Mark Levy/Sierra Vista Herald/AP
With the Huachuca Mountains as a back drop, fire races through the desert as seen from Palominas Road on June 16, in Hereford, Ariz.
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A slurry bomber drops a load of fire retardant on the leading edge of the Duckett wildfire north of Westcliffe, Colo., on June 16.
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Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
In this June 9 photo, smoke from the Wallow Fire fills the sky over tents where firefighters are sleeping at an incident command center in Eagar, Ariz.
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Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
In this June 9 photo, firefighters line up for a meal as smoke from the Wallow Fire fills the sky at an incident command center in Eagar, Ariz.
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A man stands beside his car as he looks at the forest fire in the kibbutz of Beit Oren, northern Israel, Dec. 2, 2010. The massive fire killed at least 40 people on Thursday, with many others injured, the Israeli rescue service said.
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A helicopter carries water before releasing it over a forest fire near the settlement of Kustarevka in Ryazan region, some 211 miles southeast of Moscow on Aug. 10, 2010. Russia's deadly summer heat wave weakened a recovery from last year's slump, economists predicted, as wildfires raged on in several provinces.
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Bulgarian Ministry of Defence Press Office/Reuters
A Mi-17 helicopter of the Bulgarian Army dumps water over a forest fire near the town of Etropole, some 50 miles east of Sofia, on Nov. 10, 2010. The Army helped the fire brigade extinguish several fires burning in northern Bulgaria.
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Alan Rogers/The Southern/AP
In this Nov. 8, 2010 photo, a wildfire burns on a hillside southeast of Grand Tower, Ill. The fire was reported in the afternoon and had consumed about 25 acres by sunset. Firefighters pulled out of the area after dark for safety reasons.
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A firefighting aircraft drops slurry on a wildfire in the foothills west of Boulder, Colo., on Oct. 29, 2010.
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Firefighters work to extinguish forest fires in Bengkalis district, Indonesia's Riau Province on Oct. 21, 2010. Illegal forest clearing by fire in Indonesia's Sumatra Island is sending haze across the Strait of Malacca to neighboring Malaysia and Singapore, causing the worst air pollution since 2006, Singaporean officials said.
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A firefighter looks on as a fast-moving wildfire approaches Elizabeth Lake Road in the Leona Valley near Palmdale, Calif., on July 29, 2010.
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A local resident stops to watch the progress of a wild bush fire in a rural area outside Rustenburg, South Africa, on June 30, 2010. Residents of the area around Rustenburg face the threat of regular wildfires in the year's dry winter months.
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A firefighter tries to extinguish a burning olive tree during a fire in the village of Dombrena, north of Athens, Greece, on Aug. 17, 2009.
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Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press/AP
A group of friends sit in Lake Okanagan as they watch wildfires burn on Terrace Mountain while the moon glows orange due to smoke north of Kelowna, British Columbia, in the early morning hours of Aug. 4, 2009.