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September 08, 1986

Firefighters battled two fires burning in sagebrush in a remote area of Bodie State Park. A lightning-sparked fire lost momentum after burning about 500 acres, but a new blaze was spotted about one mile to the east and it quickly covered about 60 acres, said Carol Bustos of the federal Bureau of Land Management. Air tankers were dispatched to bomb the second blaze with fire-retardant chemical, she said. Neither fire had caused injury nor threatened structures she said. More than 300 firefighters from the BLM, the U.S. Forest Service, Marine Corps, Mono County and Inyo County responded to the blazes in the state park, which is east of Bridgeport, 290 miles north of Los Angeles.

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