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Calm wind slows Glacier National Park wildfire

Published Sep. 3, 2001|Updated Sep. 10, 2005

Firefighters helped homeowners fireproof buildings on Sunday as weakened wind slowed a wildfire that burned deeply into the west side of Glacier National Park.

Crews set up water pumps and hoses in an area of 20 to 25 buildings at the north end of Lake McDonald, park Ranger Scott Emmerich said.

The closeness of the lake made fire hoses more feasible than wrapping the buildings in protective foil or covering them with fireproof gel, Emmerich said.

Wind had failed to push the fire as far or as fast as officials had expected on Saturday. It slowed when it ran into areas that burned in previous years, and it seemed to be heading away from buildings Sunday.

Overnight mapping showed the fire at 43,000 acres.

Teen says firing over HIV

SCHOFIELD, Wis. _ A 16-year-old girl who was born with the HIV virus has filed a discrimination complaint against her first employer alleging she was fired because of her illness.

Korrin Krause worked only one day as a grocery bagger at Quality Foods IGA before the manager called her mother to verify she had HIV and said she no longer had a job, Krause alleges.

The store's lawyer, Thomas Crone, did not immediately return messages.

Krause said she was fired in February and later filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which bars employers from asking about a worker's HIV status or discriminating against them because of it.

A commission official concluded in May there was reasonable cause to believe a violation had occurred and invited both sides to work on a settlement.

"The idea that this young woman could possibly transmit the virus by bagging groceries is ridiculous," said Korrin's attorney, Christopher Krimmer.


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