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ENERGY 700 hectare fire near Lodgepole fuelled by high winds and dry conditions
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FEATURE: EDUCATION by Adrienne Tait that evening. By May 13 that fire Meanwhile a 700 hectare fire firefighters are working hard on
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SCHOOL TIMES FEATURE: hectare fire was being held by Management Area. accurate measure. Roughly 65 during the week.
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