"Wildfires Rage Across Southwest, Forcing Home Evacuations"

"Several destructive wildfires were raging across the Southwestern United States on Saturday, after consuming dozens of homes and forcing evacuations.

Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a blaze burning in the sparsely populated and wooded community of Timberon, New Mexico.

That wildfire, which officials said was in the "mop-up stage" and had charred roughly 270 acres, destroyed 44 homes and damaged or demolished an additional two dozen structures since it was sparked on Wednesday, according to fire information website InciWeb."

Curtis Skinner reports for Reuters July 16, 2016.


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Source: Reuters, 07/18/2016