Carlsbad Fires

  Charred cactus plants line the roadway to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park visitors' center Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in southern New Mexico. Back-burn operations done Tuesday and Wednesday around Carlsbad Caverns park headquarters and along a highway east of the park were successful. Officials said firefighters had been careful to protect as much as they could around the visitors center and the natural cave entrance. (AP Photo/ El Paso Times, Rudy Gutierrez)
Charred cactus plants line the roadway to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park visitors' center Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in southern New Mexico. Back-burn operations done Tuesday and Wednesday around Carlsbad Caverns park headquarters and along a highway east of the park were successful. Officials said firefighters had been careful to protect as much as they could around the visitors center and the natural cave entrance. (AP Photo/ El Paso Times, Rudy Gutierrez)

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