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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 4:00 pm | Updated: 7:24 pm, Fri Jun 28, 2013.

ALBUQUERQUE — A blustering blaze burning in Southern New Mexico’s Gila National Forest swelled Friday to 158 square miles as more than 700 firefighters worked to keep up amid a record heat wave.

Fire officials said Friday that the Silver Fire continued to advance primarily on the northwestern edge of the blaze. Eastern winds fueled flames on the west flank and pushed smoked over nearby towns.

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