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Heavy equipment is deployed to clear thick brush and improve access for crews working on the fire’s western perimeter. A total of seven helicopters are on scene, dropping water and retardant to keep the fire in check on the northern perimeter where firefighter access is limited by the steep and rugged terrain. (Google)

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Nearly 200 additional firefighters and heavy equipment operators arrived Tuesday to help battle the Tussock fire burning southwest of Crown King, prompting incident officials to ask summer visitors and residents in the region to drive carefully and avoid the area.

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