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Firefighters Battle Stubborn Blaze in Cheaha State Park

ASHLAND, Ala. (AP) - Dozens of firefighters from four states are battling a stubborn wildfire in the Cheaha Wilderness that erupted sometime over the weekend.

The oppressive heat and dry weather hasn't helped matters.

The US Forest Servcie said almost 400 acres have burned in an area that features steep, rocky terrain in the Talladega National Forest.

A helicopter dropped water and firefighters used bulldozers to cut fire lines.

The wildfire is believed to have started following a lightning strike and may burned a day before it was spotted.

The Forest Service said fire crews from Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Texas are working to contain the blaze. There have been no injuries.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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