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FIREFIGHTER BLAMES FOREST SERVICE FOR BLAZE

A volunteer firefighter whose home was destroyed by a 10,000-acre fire while she helped evacuate Cub Scouts took her anger straight to the man in charge of the U.S. Forest Service.

Open campfires should have been outlawed because forests in the area are dried out, Aimee King-Rogers told Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman."My home was destroyed and my parents' home was destroyed. There should have been a fire ban," King-Rogers said as Glickman toured the fire site 30 miles southwest of Denver on Tuesday.

The fire that began Saturday in the Pike National Forest, destroying six homes, has been traced to a campsite. Authorities have questioned five teenagers who said their campfire may have accidentally ignited the blaze. No charges have been filed.