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Firefighters battle record New Mexico blaze

Sunday, June 03, 2012 - 00:44

June 3 - Firefighters work to contain the largest wildfire ever recorded in the southwestern U.S. state of New Mexico. Travis Brecher reports.

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It's a race against time here in New Mexico. These crews are working as fast as they can to slow the advance of a huge wildfire. More than 350 square miles of Gila National Forest had already gone up in flames. The firefighters are miles ahead of the blaze, but they're clearing brush and building fire lines - in an attempt to remove anything that could fuel the inferno. The blaze is the largest wildfire on record in the southwestern U.S. state, and officials say it's only about 15 percent contained. Travis Brecher, Reuters

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Firefighters battle record New Mexico blaze

Sunday, June 03, 2012 - 00:44