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Silver fire sees sizeable growth over past 2 days

July 1, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire in southern New Mexico has grown by nearly 40 square miles over the past two days.

Crews fighting the Silver fire in the Gila National Forest hope that thunderstorms forecast for Sunday will bring relief.

The blaze had reached 196 square miles by Sunday morning. It was 45 percent contained.

Crews were focusing Sunday on protecting seven Cooney Canyon homes on the fire’s western flank. The blaze was Login to read more

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