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July 26, 2013
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Bison fire by the numbers

There probably have been Pine Nut wildfires that burned for longer than a week in the past, or that consumed more than 24,136 acres, but they predated recordkeeping. The Bison fire sent a huge plume of smoke into the air for six straight days, creating its own weather, burning both sides of the Pine Nut Mountains for a 12-mile stretch from Mount Como in the north to well past Mount Siegel in the south. Nearly 100 homes were evacuated during the course of the fire on both sides of the mountain. At its height, more than 1,000 firefighters battled the …

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