The Ottumwa Courier


Western Wildfires

A helicopter with a water bucket dips into Rockport Reservoir to drop water on hot spots about two miles to the south of the wildfire that started Tuesday and destroyed a dozen homes in the Rockport Estates in Wanship, Utah. Helicopters flew hundreds of water drops to fight the fire. The lightning-sparked blaze was among several in the West where fires have devoured dry grass and brush and burned to the edges of small communities. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann) DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT

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