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Life returns to BLM land burned by 2012 Cave Canyon Fire
Pat Sutphin/The Times-News via AP
Life returns to BLM land burned by 2012 Cave Canyon Fire
On the evening of Aug. 5, 2012, a bolt of lightning shot from the clouds, striking the northeastern edge of the South Hills

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