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  • This aerial photograph provided by the Alabama Forestry Commission shows the wildfire burning in Gulf State Park in Orange Beach on Monday, June 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Alabama Forestry Commission)
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    This aerial photograph provided by the Alabama Forestry Commission shows the wildfire burning in Gulf State Park in Orange Beach on Monday, June 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Alabama Forestry Commission)

  • This aerial photograph provided by the Alabama Forestry Commission shows the wildfire burning in Gulf State Park in Orange Beach on Saturday, June 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Alabama Forestry Commission, Charlie Squires)
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    This aerial photograph provided by the Alabama Forestry Commission shows the wildfire burning in Gulf State Park in Orange Beach on Saturday, June 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Alabama Forestry Commission, Charlie Squires)

  • This aerial photograph provided by the Alabama Forestry Commission shows the wildfire burning in Gulf State Park in Orange Beach on Saturday, June 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Alabama Forestry Commission, Charlie Squires)
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    This aerial photograph provided by the Alabama Forestry Commission shows the wildfire burning in Gulf State Park in Orange Beach on Saturday, June 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Alabama Forestry Commission, Charlie Squires)

  • This photo provided by the Oregon Dept. Of Forestry shows smoke billowing from a forest fire north of Raton, N.M., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Flames raced across rugged terrain on opposite ends of New Mexico on Tuesday as firefighters tried to protect clusters of homes along the Colorado border and the headquarters of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. (AP Photo/Oregon Dept. Of Forestry, Steve Myer)
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    This photo provided by the Oregon Dept. Of Forestry shows smoke billowing from a forest fire north of Raton, N.M., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Flames raced across rugged terrain on opposite ends of New Mexico on Tuesday as firefighters tried to protect clusters of homes along the Colorado border and the headquarters of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. (AP Photo/Oregon Dept. Of Forestry, Steve Myer)

  • This photo provided by the Oregon Dept. Of Forestry shows smoke billowing from a forest fire north of Raton, N.M., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Flames raced across rugged terrain on opposite ends of New Mexico on Tuesday as firefighters tried to protect clusters of homes along the Colorado border and the headquarters of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. (AP Photo/Oregon Dept. Of Forestry, Steve Myer)
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    This photo provided by the Oregon Dept. Of Forestry shows smoke billowing from a forest fire north of Raton, N.M., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Flames raced across rugged terrain on opposite ends of New Mexico on Tuesday as firefighters tried to protect clusters of homes along the Colorado border and the headquarters of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. (AP Photo/Oregon Dept. Of Forestry, Steve Myer)

  • Fire burns burns through a tornado damaged forest off of Valley Ford Road near Adger, Ala., Monday, June 6, 2011. Authorities say the wildfire has burned more than 600 acres of land in Jefferson County west of Birmingham since it began on Saturday. (AP Photo/Birmingham News, Torraine Norris)
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    Fire burns burns through a tornado damaged forest off of Valley Ford Road near Adger, Ala., Monday, June 6, 2011. Authorities say the wildfire has burned more than 600 acres of land in Jefferson County west of Birmingham since it began on Saturday. (AP Photo/Birmingham News, Torraine Norris)

  • This June 16 photo provided by the NM Type II Incident Management Team shows a scorched area inside the Sugarite Canyon State Park near Raton, N.M. Gusty winds and high temperatures are hampering firefighters trying to protect homes, a popular national park and tinder dry patches of forest from several wildfires burning throughout the Southwest. (AP Photo/NM Type II Incident Management Team)
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    This June 16 photo provided by the NM Type II Incident Management Team shows a scorched area inside the Sugarite Canyon State Park near Raton, N.M. Gusty winds and high temperatures are hampering firefighters trying to protect homes, a popular national park and tinder dry patches of forest from several wildfires burning throughout the Southwest. (AP Photo/NM Type II Incident Management Team)

  • Smoke from a wildfire covers the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in this photograph taken from La Cienega early Monday, June 27, 2011 in Santa Fe, N.M. (AP Photo/The Albuquerque Journal, Adolphe Pierre Louis)
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    Smoke from a wildfire covers the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in this photograph taken from La Cienega early Monday, June 27, 2011 in Santa Fe, N.M. (AP Photo/The Albuquerque Journal, Adolphe Pierre Louis)

  • Due to the threatening Las Conchas wildfire, the Goodwin family pack up their dogs before leaving because of the mandatory evacuation ordered for Los Alamos, N.M., Monday, June 27, 2011. Thousands of residents fled the town that's home to the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory as a rapidly growing wildfire approached, sending up towering plumes of smoke, raining down ash and charring the fringes of the sprawling lab's property. The blaze, which began Sunday, had destroyed 30 structures south of Los Alamos and forced the closure of the lab. (AP Photo/Craig Fritz)
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    Due to the threatening Las Conchas wildfire, the Goodwin family pack up their dogs before leaving because of the mandatory evacuation ordered for Los Alamos, N.M., Monday, June 27, 2011. Thousands of residents fled the town that's home to the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory as a rapidly growing wildfire approached, sending up towering plumes of smoke, raining down ash and charring the fringes of the sprawling lab's property. The blaze, which began Sunday, had destroyed 30 structures south of Los Alamos and forced the closure of the lab. (AP Photo/Craig Fritz)

  • Jeni, left, and her father Bob Morrison, pack up their chickens following a mandatory evacuation ordered for Los Alamos, N.M., Monday, June 27, 2011. Thousands of residents calmly fled the town that's home to the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory as a rapidly growing wildfire approached, sending up towering plumes of smoke, raining down ash and charring the fringes of the sprawling lab's property. The blaze, which began Sunday, had destroyed 30 structures south of Los Alamos and forced the closure of the lab. (AP Photo/Craig Fritz)
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    Jeni, left, and her father Bob Morrison, pack up their chickens following a mandatory evacuation ordered for Los Alamos, N.M., Monday, June 27, 2011. Thousands of residents calmly fled the town that's home to the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory as a rapidly growing wildfire approached, sending up towering plumes of smoke, raining down ash and charring the fringes of the sprawling lab's property. The blaze, which began Sunday, had destroyed 30 structures south of Los Alamos and forced the closure of the lab. (AP Photo/Craig Fritz)

  • A wildfire crests over the hills above Los Alamos National Labs Sunday June 26, 2011 in New Mexico. A fast moving wildfire forced officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory to close the site Monday. (AP Photo/Luis S nchez Saturno, The New Mexican)
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    A wildfire crests over the hills above Los Alamos National Labs Sunday June 26, 2011 in New Mexico. A fast moving wildfire forced officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory to close the site Monday. (AP Photo/Luis S nchez Saturno, The New Mexican)

  • A wildfire burning in the Jemez Mountains skips across a ridge of trees as seen Rio Rancho, N.M., on Sunday, June 26, 2011. The fast moving wildfire forced officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory to close the site Monday as residents nearby evacuate their homes. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
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    A wildfire burning in the Jemez Mountains skips across a ridge of trees as seen Rio Rancho, N.M., on Sunday, June 26, 2011. The fast moving wildfire forced officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory to close the site Monday as residents nearby evacuate their homes. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

  • The top of a plume of smoke from a wildfire burning in the Jemez Mountains billows as seen from miles away in Rio Rancho, N.M., on Sunday, June 26, 2011. Fire officials say the Las Conchas fire has charred more than 3,500 acres since starting Sunday afternoon. Voluntary evacuations were issued for Los Alamos and White Rock. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
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    The top of a plume of smoke from a wildfire burning in the Jemez Mountains billows as seen from miles away in Rio Rancho, N.M., on Sunday, June 26, 2011. Fire officials say the Las Conchas fire has charred more than 3,500 acres since starting Sunday afternoon. Voluntary evacuations were issued for Los Alamos and White Rock. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

  • In this Friday, June 24, 2011 photo, Dillon Kerry walks past the charred remains of his home, which was destroyed by a wildfire in Stoneham, Texas. Federal and local officials on Thursday lifted the last of the evacuation orders issued during the fight against the most destructive wildfire in Southeast Texas. The decision came as a wildfire in Grimes County, about 60 miles northwest of Houston, was declared 95 percent contained Thursday afternoon after scorching almost 5,300 acres and destroying dozens of homes, according to the Texas Forest Service. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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    In this Friday, June 24, 2011 photo, Dillon Kerry walks past the charred remains of his home, which was destroyed by a wildfire in Stoneham, Texas. Federal and local officials on Thursday lifted the last of the evacuation orders issued during the fight against the most destructive wildfire in Southeast Texas. The decision came as a wildfire in Grimes County, about 60 miles northwest of Houston, was declared 95 percent contained Thursday afternoon after scorching almost 5,300 acres and destroying dozens of homes, according to the Texas Forest Service. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • In a June 21, 2011 photo, firefighters set a back burn as they try and control the Monument Fire in Ramsey Canyon, in Sierra Vista, Ariz. (AP Photo/Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)
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    In a June 21, 2011 photo, firefighters set a back burn as they try and control the Monument Fire in Ramsey Canyon, in Sierra Vista, Ariz. (AP Photo/Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)

  • An airplane flies over a wildfire as it drops retardant Tuesday, June 21, 2011, in Plantersville, Texas. Firefighters continue to work to keep the fire from spreading as it has already consumed 30 homes and 5,800 acres in Grimes County. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)
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    An airplane flies over a wildfire as it drops retardant Tuesday, June 21, 2011, in Plantersville, Texas. Firefighters continue to work to keep the fire from spreading as it has already consumed 30 homes and 5,800 acres in Grimes County. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

  • The Monument Fire burns a hillside just south of Sierra Vista, Ariz. on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Authorities ordered more evacuations Sunday as crews battling a pair of wildfires in Arizona and on the New Mexico border faced extremely high winds that drove flames across containment lines and toward populated areas. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)
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    The Monument Fire burns a hillside just south of Sierra Vista, Ariz. on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Authorities ordered more evacuations Sunday as crews battling a pair of wildfires in Arizona and on the New Mexico border faced extremely high winds that drove flames across containment lines and toward populated areas. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)

  • A plane drops fire retardant on a neighborhood near Ramsey Rd. after flames from the Monument Fire jumped Hwy. 92 near Sierra Vista, Ariz. on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Authorities ordered more evacuations Sunday as crews battling a pair of wildfires in Arizona and on the New Mexico border faced extremely high winds that drove flames across containment lines and toward populated areas. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)
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    A plane drops fire retardant on a neighborhood near Ramsey Rd. after flames from the Monument Fire jumped Hwy. 92 near Sierra Vista, Ariz. on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Authorities ordered more evacuations Sunday as crews battling a pair of wildfires in Arizona and on the New Mexico border faced extremely high winds that drove flames across containment lines and toward populated areas. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)

  • Flames from the Monument Fire move toward Highway 92 in Sierra Vista, Ariz. on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Authorities ordered more evacuations Sunday as crews battling a pair of wildfires in Arizona and on the New Mexico border faced extremely high winds that drove flames across containment lines and toward populated areas. (AP Photo/Sierra Vista Herald Bisbee Daily Review, Beatrice Richardson)
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    Flames from the Monument Fire move toward Highway 92 in Sierra Vista, Ariz. on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Authorities ordered more evacuations Sunday as crews battling a pair of wildfires in Arizona and on the New Mexico border faced extremely high winds that drove flames across containment lines and toward populated areas. (AP Photo/Sierra Vista Herald Bisbee Daily Review, Beatrice Richardson)

  • A slurry bomber lays down retardant as it helps build a fire line on the Duckett wildfire north of Westcliffe, Colo., on Friday, June 17, 2011. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity helped firefighters get a better hand on the wildfire that started Sunday. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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    A slurry bomber lays down retardant as it helps build a fire line on the Duckett wildfire north of Westcliffe, Colo., on Friday, June 17, 2011. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity helped firefighters get a better hand on the wildfire that started Sunday. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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