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WESTERN U.S. - Wildfires are spreading in several US western states, threatening homes and closing highways. One homeowner has been killed and 27 homes destroyed in South Dakota's Black Hills. Temperatures as high as 38C (100F) have followed a drier-than-normal winter and meant conditions are ideal for fires. In Utah, the largest wildfire in state history has destroyed almost 300,000 acres (120,000 hectares). Other fires are raging in California, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. "There are seasoned fire fighters who are seeing FIRE BEHAVIOR THEY HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. Things are just igniting with a single spark." In the Los Padres National Forest in Southern California 11 firefighters were injured. Many of the fires have been blamed on lightning strikes in tinder-dry forest areas, after a mild winter which saw lower-than-average rainfalls.

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