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Firefighters struggle with blazes in Western U.S. states

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 7:24pm
Reuters

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Firefighters in Utah and Colorado struggled on Saturday to contain raging wildfires stoked by high winds that have burned some 200 dwellings in Colorado, but said they would allow 2,500 people evacuated in Utah to return home for the night.

Fanned by winds, the so-called Dump Fire about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah grew to 6,023 acres on Saturday from 4,000 (1,618) late Friday, and was only about 30 percent contained, Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Cami Lee said.

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