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Lightning strikes sparked five wildfires in Gila County, but damp conditions from recent monsoon activity kept the fires from spreading.

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Drought may be ‘new normal’

Studies predict warming trend will make recent drought look like a wet period by century’s end

A month of monsoon has done wonders for Rim Country forests despite small fires sparked by lightning strikes, but those blessed months of near-normal rain may become a fond memory, according to a just-published study.

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