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Wildfires-New Mexico
A DC-10 retrofitted for fighting forest fires makes a slurry drop over the Thompson Ridge Fire in the Valles Caldera National Preserve in the Jemez Mountains,Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Albuquerque, N.M. With changes in the weather fast approaching, firefighters were racing Thursday to build bigger buffers around a pair of wildfires that have charred 34 square miles of tinder-dry forest in northern New Mexico. (AP Photo/The Albuquerque Journal, Dean Hanson)