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US wildfire '45% contained'

US fire officials have said that a deadly wildfire which claimed the lives of 19 firefighters is now 45 percent under control. The blaze in the state of Arizona has engulfed thousands of acres including large parts of the town of Yarnell.

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Full containment of wildfire not expected until 12 July

Firefighters battling the giant wildfire in the US state of Arizona say they have reached "eight percent containment" but do not expect to have it fully contained until 12 July, according to a local report.

The AZ Central news website cites Incident Commander Clay Templin as saying that it has a "very productive" day.

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