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May 23rd, 2014
05:45 PM ET

Ideal wildfire conditions make battle harder for Arizona firefighters

(CNN) – The deck appears stacked against 840 firefighters trying to wrangle an Arizona forest fire as it roars through thousands of acres of park land.

 Dust-dry pine needles, high winds and steep slopes have dealt the blaze called the Slide Fire ideal conditions to spread rapidly, fire officials say. And it has.

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