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May 25, 2012
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Mother Nature to the rescue in TRE wildfire fight

Snow and rain may help firefighters douse the 7,500-acre acre Topaz Ranch Estates fire today.

The forecast for Holbrook Junction calls for a snow level of 5,800 feet before 11 a.m. and then a chance of rain.

Firefighters have a line a third of the way around the 7,500-acre Topaz Ranch Estates fire, despite high winds and dry conditions.

Most of the improved line is on the northwest side of the fire, but a bulldozer line has been built along the southern flank of the fire to protect homes in TRE and Smith Valley.

Assistant Incident Commander Steve Goldman said …

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