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Conn. firefighters battle Va. national park blaze

Sunday - 7/1/2012, 2:03pm  ET

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has met with firefighters headed to Virginia to help battle wild fires.

Malloy met Sunday with a group of Connecticut fire fighters, including 11 state environmental workers and nine community firefighters. They will help the U.S. Forest Service put out fires in Shenandoah National Park.

A fire is burning in the western portion of the national park near Fort Royal, Va. Tourist officials say it's not affecting the most visited portions of the park.

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