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September 22, 2012
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Firefighters make progress against Pine Nut blaze

Firefighters managed to hold a wild fire burning in the Pine Nut mountains to 3,000 acres while getting a line a fifth of the way around it.

The number of air tankers fighting the fire has been substantially reduced, according to Fire information officer Mark Struble of the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch at 5:45 p.m. today.

"Extensive airtanker demobilzation is under way due to progress containing the fire," he said. "Aircraft are being released to other incidents or returning to home bases."

At one point during the height of the fire, 10 air tankers and four helicopters were raining retardant …

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