Nevada wildfires forces evacuations

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Sunday, July 8, 2007

1,500 people in the town of Winnemucca, Nevada, United States had to be evacuated this weekend as an 8,000-acre, 55 square mile wildfire burned dangerously close to the town's southern end.

The fire threatened homes, businesses and a power substation. Lightning strikes are believed to have started the blaze.

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